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Infinite City A San Francisco Atlas by Rebecca Solnit (2010)
Reviewed by wally on September 5, 2014 tagged art • essays • nonfiction
Cartographers, artists, and writers show views of San Francisco through unique maps and essays.
Inherent Vice by Thomas Pynchon (2009)
Reviewed by wally on July 11, 2014 tagged literary • mystery
Doc Sportello investigates a plot against his ex-girlfriend’s current boyfriend, a real estate mogul.
The Iridescence of Birds: A Book About Henri Matisse by Patricia MacLachlan, Hadley Hooper (2014)
Reviewed by wally on March 4, 2016 tagged biography • picture book
Leaving Home (Persia Blues Volume 1) by Dara Naraghi, Brent Bowman (2013)
Reviewed by wally on May 23, 2014 tagged coming of age • graphic novel
Minoo is the free-spirited daughter of a professor in modern Iran, and she also lives as a warrior in ancient Persia.
The Living by Matt de la Peña (2013)
Reviewed by wally on November 21, 2014 tagged coming of age • thriller
Shy fails to stop a man from throwing himself off the cruise ship where he works. Things get weird.
Love in the Time of Global Warming by Francesca Lia Block (2013)
Reviewed by wally on May 16, 2014 tagged coming of age • science fiction
Pen sets off to find her parents in a post-apocalyptic world full of looters and hungry Giants.
Marina A Gothic Tale by Carlos Ruiz Zafón (2014)
Reviewed by wally on June 6, 2014 tagged coming of age • mystery
Two teens follow a woman through a cemetery into a mystery involving a doctor who made a fortune in prosthetics.
Memorial by Chris Roberson, Rich Ellis (2012)
Reviewed by wally on September 12, 2014 tagged fantasy • graphic novel
Em has no memory of who she is. In a curiosity shop she finds a key which leads to a new world and her destiny.
Networked: Carabella on the Run by Gerard Jones, Mark Badger (2010)
Reviewed by wally on July 18, 2014 tagged graphic novel • science fiction
Socially networked shoes and intelligent hair extensions combine to threaten the world.
The No World Concerto by A.G. Porta, Darren Koolman, Rhett McNeil (2013)
Reviewed by wally on October 24, 2014 tagged literary
An aging professor returns to screenwriting. A young pianist is hypnotized into believing she’s a novelist.
The Panopticon by Jenni Fagan (2012)
Reviewed by wally on September 26, 2014 tagged coming of age • science fiction
Anais is sent to a futuristic prison for troubled Scottish teens after beating a policewoman.
Paperboy by Vince Vawter (2013)
Reviewed by wally on October 3, 2014 tagged coming of age • historical fiction
A boy with a severe stutter takes over a friend’s paper route in Memphis in the summer of 1959.
The Planet of the Night Globes (The Little Prince: Book 6) by Christel Gonnard, Élyum Studio, Antoine St-Éxupery (2013)
Reviewed by wally on March 21, 2014 tagged graphic novel • science fiction
Quesadillas by Juan Pablo Villalobos (2013)
Reviewed by wally on June 20, 2014 tagged coming of age
Orestes and his family are so poor they measure their lives by how many quesadillas they can eat each day.
The Rithmatist by Brandon Sanderson, Ben McSweeney (2013)
Reviewed by wally on April 18, 2014 tagged coming of age • fantasy
In a world where wizards bring drawings to life, three friends must find out what’s happening to missing students.
Silk Road to Ruin: Why Central Asia Is the Next Middle East by Ted Rall (2014)
Reviewed by wally on July 17, 2015 tagged graphic novel • nonfiction
Sold for Endless Rue by Madeleine E. Robins (2013)
Reviewed by wally on November 1, 2013 tagged historical fiction
In 13th century Sicily, Laura attends medical school and drives a hard bargain with the person who stole her greens.