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Colorless Tsukuru Tazaki and His Years of Pilgrimage by Haruki Murakami
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Drood by Dan Simmons
Emily and the Strangers Volume 1 by Rob Reger
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Forget-Her-Nots by Amy Brecount White
I Remember Beirut by Zeina Abirached
The Isobel Journal by Isobel Harrop
Language and Art in the Navajo Universe by Gary Witherspoon
Leven Thumps and the Gateway to Foo by Obert Skye
Mad Scientist by Jennifer L. Holm
A Midsummer Tights Dream by Louise Rennison
Mr. Toppit by Charles Elton
Niño Wrestles the World by Yuyi Morales
Once Upon a Curse by E.D. Baker
101 Things I Hate About Your House by James Swan
The People Inside by Ray Fawkes
Shackleton: Antarctic Odyssey by Nick Bertozzi
Strange Fruit, Volume 1 by Joel Christian Gill
Unicorns? Get Real! by Kathryn Lasky
Unthinkable by Nancy Werlin
Whiteoaks of Jalna by Mazo de la Roche
Zita the Spacegirl by Ben Hatke
Zombelina by Kristyn Crow

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The People Inside: 02/17/15

cover artThe People Inside by Ray Fawkes is the adult version of BirdCatDog in that it's twenty-four individual stories, some of which are inter-related. How they all flow together is part of challenge of reading it.

When the book opens, there are twenty-four panels that are divided up into twelve couples. Among them: there's a woman in a bad relationship, now finding herself pregnant; there's a happy couple trying for their first child; there are the newlyweds'; there's the gay couple opening up a bakery together; there's the one night stand. And so forth.

Page by page we follow snap shots of their lives. Some are moments apart. Some are years apart. The flow of time isn't even across every panel.

And then, one by one, the panels go dark. Until all that's left is the same flowering tree shown at the very beginning.

If you're an emotional reader, have a box of tissues handy — or a stiff drink handy.

 

 

Four stars

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