Book review: Trace

Trace

Trace
by Pat Cummings
HarperCollins

4/2/2019
Genre: Juvenile Fiction/Middle Grade
320 pages

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I entered this giveaway thinking of offering the book to a member of my book club. I won the book! When Trace arrived, it got me curious, and I ended up devouring it before giving it to my friend! I rarely use juvenile fiction, but this one is definitely worth it.

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Book review: Destination Earth

Destination Earth

Destination Earth: A New Philosophy of Travel by a World-Traveler
by Nicos Hadjicostis
Bamboo Leaf Press

6/8/2016
Genre: Travel/Nonfiction
174 pages

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Spring is on the horizon, the sun is warmer, so the time is coming to think about your next vacation. And I have the perfect book for you. Destination Earth will definitely help you travel smart.

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Book review: The Shape of the Ruins

The Shape of the Ruins

The Shape of the Ruins
by Juan Gabriel Vásquez
Translated by
Anne McLean
Riverhead Books

9/25/2018
Originally published as La forma de las ruinas
in 2015
Genre: Literary fiction/Historical fiction
528 pages

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This Man Booker International 2019 longlist has definitely an issue with genre. I already presented a novel that was supposed to be a historical novel but was not; an autobiography included as a novel, though it was not a novel and even received a nonfiction award last year; and today I’m presenting The Shape of the Ruins, a novel that actually offers a sweeping modern history of the Republic of Colombia, with the author himself deeply inserted within the narrative.

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