Book review: Unstitched: My Journey to Understand Opioid Addiction and How People and Communities Can Heal — by Brett Ann Stanciu

Brett Ann Stanciu, the librarian in a small Vermont town, struggled after a community member, known to be a habitual drug-user and a frequent trespasser in the library building after hours, took his own life just after he was witnessed breaking into the library again one night.

Book review: Anthem — by Noah Hawley

If you’ve seen the Netflix feature film, “Don’t Look Up,” you’ve already experienced this sort of hyper-contemporary, crisis-confronting satire.

Book review: Next Year in Havana — by Chanel Cleeton

Two timelines unfurl in one city, Havana, Cuba, as two young women discover their courage, their conviction, and their loyalty.

Book review: Sea State: A Memoir — by Tabitha Lasley

Journalist Tabitha Lasley was determined to write about the men who worked the oil rigs in the North Sea off the coast of Aberdeen, the northeast region of the United Kingdom.

Book review: A History of Wild Places — by Shea Ernshaw

The visceral and immediate start of this book had me in its grasp from the very start.

Book review: The 1619 Project — created by Nikole Hannah-Jones & The New York Times Magazine

1619, a year that isn’t well known in the annals of American history, is the starting point for this fresh and exacting examination of the history of slavery in this country, first published in The New York Times Magazine and now expanded into a book.

Book review: The Sentence — by Louise Erdrich

When we first meet Tookie, she’s in the midst of making one of the worst decisions of her life, which is, in fact, a crime, and lands her in jail.

Book Review: Matrix — by Lauren Groff

A National Book Award finalist this year, “Matrix” is a feat of storytelling by a master of fiction.

Book review: Powder Days — by Heather Hansman

You know ski season is right around the corner when the ski films drop, but this year, a ski book has dropped, so let’s go, let it snow.

Book review: All the Feels — by Olivia Dade

Romance novels, as a genre, are enjoying a resurgence — the guarantee of a happy ending can make the experience of reading one very relaxing and enjoyable in stressful times.

Book review: A Line to Kill — by Anthony Horowitz

The third Hawthorne and Horowitz Mystery, this whodunnit may be my favorite in the series.

Book review: Swamplands: Tundra beavers, quaking bogs and the improbable world of peat — by Edward Struzik

Tamarack trees, which grow in peatland forests and also on islands of mounded peat, need 300 years to reach seven feet in height.

Book review: The Death of Jane Lawrence — by Caitlin Starling

Jane Shoringfield is a pragmatic woman with a head for figures; she’s been keeping the accounts for her guardians, the kindly couple who took her in after the death of her parents in the recent war, but it is time for Jane to make her own way.

Book review: Sankofa — by Chibundu Onuzo

Anna Graham, with an unsteady marriage, a fully-grown independent daughter, and a mother recently passed, is now uncovering her past and figuring out who she is.

Book review: My Monticello — by Jocelyn Nicole Johnson

In the titular novella, Black children, the elderly, innocent families are forced from their homes in a wave of violence and destruction.