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New novel tackles love and incurable diseases

How does one love another that they can never touch?  This is the heartbreaking question at the root of Rachael Lippincott’s YA novel “Five Feet Apart,” based on the screenplay by Mikki Daughtry and Tobias Laconis.  Lippincott was born in Philadelphia and graduated with a BA in English writing from the University of Pittsburgh. One …

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A book that can bring a lot of light

Brittany Claramunt @BrittClaramunt Russian is not my first or second language, nor do I know much about its culture, but that didn’t stop me from reading “Shadow and Bone” by Leigh Bardugo. Shadow and Bone is the first book in a trilogy that follows a girl, Alina, who is saved from going to war …

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Podcast turned book brings new faces to familiar story

“Welcome to Night Vale” is a novel based on a podcast of the same name. The story is the first book written for the podcast by series creators Joseph Fink and Jeffrey Cranor. Unlike the previous books we reviewed, “Mostly Void, Partially Stars” and “The Great Glowing Coils of the Universe,” which were novelized transcripts …