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When the Whales Leave

Milkweed Editions, 2020. $14, 136 pages. Available here. A YOUNG WOMAN named Nau lives alone on the edge of an Arctic sea, where she falls in love with a whale. The Continue reading

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Owls of the Eastern Ice

Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2020. $28, 368 pages. Available here.   JONATHAN SLAGHT, a modern-day knight-errant, adventures deep into the forests of the Russian Far East and returns with a magnetic Continue reading

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Tales of Two Planets

Penguin Books, 2020. $18, 320 pages. Available here.   WHEN THE INTRODUCTION has more content and brilliance than most books, you know you are in for a treat in the remaining Continue reading

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Leave It As It Is

Simon & Schuster, 2020. $28.00, 352 pages. Available here.   HE’S UP THERE, of course, but he often resides in the shadows, tucked in a granite niche between Jefferson, a man Continue reading