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FOR TODAY I AM A BOY by Kim Fu

May 23, 2014

A CHINESE-CANADIAN FAMILY, RIVEN by a father’s desire for control and his children’s search for identity. B PLUS

Grade: B PLUS

FOR TODAY I AM A BOY
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
2014

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THROUGH THE GLASS, by Shannon Moroney

January 24, 2013

UNUSUAL, HIGHLY CANDID memoir from a woman whose husband of only one month was jailed for shocking crimes.

Grade: SOLID B

THROUGH THE GLASS
Gallery Books
2012

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HOW SHOULD A PERSON BE? by Sheila Heti

November 24, 2012

UNFLINCHINGLY COMPLEX AUTOBIOGRAPHICAL novel follows a young writer’s search for friendship, love, and art.

Grade: B PLUS

HOW SHOULD A PERSON BE? A NOVEL FROM LIFE
Henry Holt
2012

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CURES FOR HUNGER, by Denis Y. B├ęchard

June 16, 2012

POIGNANT, ROUGH-HEWN MEMOIR from a writer trying to make sense of his troubled parents and their lives.

Grade: SOLID B

CURES FOR HUNGER: A MEMOIR
Milkweed Editions
2012

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SNOWBALL, DRAGONFLY, JEW, by Stuart Ross

June 17, 2011

COMPLEX, INTRIGUING EXPERIMENTAL novel about family and memory traces the lines between sanity and madness.

Grade: SOLID B

SNOWBALL, DRAGONFLY, JEW
ECW Press
2011

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BURY YOUR DEAD, by Louise Penny

February 5, 2011

COMPLEX WEBS of crime and a vividly depicted Quebec setting make this multivocal mystery a winner.

Grade: B PLUS

BURY YOUR DEAD
St. Martin's Press
2010

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