August 1, 2021

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Featuring 387 industry-first reviews of fiction, nonfiction, children's and YA books; also in this issue: Silvia Moreno-Garcia's noir thriller, Velvet Was the Night, proves there's no genre she can't master; Charlotte McConaghy, Peter Bergen, Lesa Cline-Ransome, Jeff Zentner; and more

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