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When Franny Stands Up

With complex, relatable characters, this novel is so much more than one particular genre, but it would be a useful addition to any library’s LGBTQ collection. Fans of TV’s The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel may enjoy.

What Is My Plant Telling Me? An Illustrated Guide to Houseplants and How To Keep Them Alive

Amateur plant enthusiasts are the intended audience, but this title could certainly be useful to more experienced houseplant owners. This book will be of particular interest to public libraries.

Reminders of Him

A contemporary romance with wide appeal. Hoover’s novel realistically depicts reactions to heartache, and the narrators’ performances underscore the relatability of her characters.

The Story of Alice: Lewis Carroll and the Secret History of Wonderland

The backstory of Alice in Wonderland is almost as enchanting as the tale Carroll wrote, and Douglas-Fairhurst skillfully presents it here. This engaging work will interest readers who enjoy literary history.

The Lost Book of Mormon: A Journey Through the Mythic Lands of Nephi, Zarahemla, and Kansas City, Missouri

Steinberg's sardonic writing style is a delight; his descriptions of the varied cities he visited throughout his travelog point out the ridiculousness of situations without truly mocking them. Using Smith as a backdrop, this enjoyable read raises questions about what it means to be an author and what type of person becomes one. It will appeal to a variety of readers, particularly those that appreciate a biting wit.

The Roman Search for Wisdom

Kellogg's readable evaluation of each author will be intriguing to students as well as to a general audience, particularly readers interested in literature, history, or philosophy.

Navigating the Bible: The 5-Minute Guide to Understanding God's Word

This book will appeal to people wanting to simplify their reading of the Bible, but they should be aware that it would work best as a companion to the Bible itself.

I Fired God: My Life Inside—and Escape from—the Secret World of the Independent Fundamental Baptist Cult

Zichterman's compelling and moving book will appeal to readers of memoir and those interested in fringe U.S. religious sects existing today.

Paradise Lot: Two Plant Geeks, One-Tenth of an Acre and the Making of an Edible Garden Oasis in the City

The authors' prose pulls the reader into their lives, sparking a desire to see the result and try this kind of gardening. The appendixes are filled with useful information for readers who may be intrigued enough to create their own paradise. All readers interested in urban renewal or environmental issues will welcome this book.

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