This Week’s News and Reviews

How To Betray Your Country
James Wolff | Bitter Lemon Press | 9781913394516 | May 2021

“Wolff—a “British government” employee writing under a pseudonym—imbues every page of this expertly crafted espionage thriller with authority and verisimilitude. The tale luxuriates in the plot’s margins for the first 200 pages or so, lulling readers into a false sense of security, before plunging headlong into the stuff of nightmares. Flashbacks to August’s marriage and work as an agent pepper the narrative, informing motivation while adding context and depth. John le Carré aficionados, this one’s for you.”—Mystery Scene Magazine

Anne Booth, illus. Robyn Wilson-Owen | Tiny Owl Publishing | 9781910328637 | April 2021

“A heartfelt story with an important theme, BLOOM is a sweet picture book read about the importance of kind words and appreciation. Lovely illustrations add to the fun of this great read.”—YA and Kids Book Central

Husna and the Eid Party
Fawzia Gilani | KUBE Publishing | 9780860377429 | March 2020
“Perfect for children between the ages of 7-11 years old, especially if they enjoy learning about other cultures.”—Youth Services Book Review (starred review)

Tell Tail
CK Smouha, illus. Katie Brosnan | Cicada Books | 9781908714862 | April 2021

“This could be a great text for a parent and child to read together if a child is experiencing doubts about his or her self-identity.” —Youth Services Book Review

Joanna Stingray, author of Red Wave: An American in the Soviet Music Underground (with Madison Stingray, Doppelhouse Press) was interviewed on Radio Free Europe on March 23.

100 Miles of Baseball: Fifty Games, One Summer by Dale Jacobs and Heidi LM Jacobs was featured in The Globe and Mail and Milwaukee Journal Sentinel.

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