by Pat Cummings
Genre: Juvenile Fiction/Middle Grade
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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.
Destination Earth: A New Philosophy of Travel by a World-Traveler
by Nicos Hadjicostis
Bamboo Leaf Press
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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.
The Shape of the Ruins
by Juan Gabriel Vásquez
Originally published as La forma de las ruinas
Genre: Literary fiction/Historical fiction
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.