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Sheepeater

by Edith Wairimu

An evocative historical novel, "Sheepeater" sees a family fighting for survival in foreign and unnerving territories. Joseph Dorris’s historical coming-of-age story "Sheepeater" follows a family west toward the Salmon River in Idaho.... Read More

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House Is an Enigma

by Matt Sutherland

Gritty, raw, liberated, and twisted into lines of beauty, Emma Bolden’s melancholic realizations mostly relate to her body and her hysterectomy. With multiple collections and an assortment of works in publication, it is no surprise... Read More

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Flyover Country

by Matt Sutherland

Inspired by his childhood on a dairy farm in Illinois, tales of rural life lead the way in this Austin Smith collection focused on family, violence, and memories. Smith left the Midwest to live in California, where he teaches at... Read More

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Transaction Histories

by Matt Sutherland

Lush imagery, beckoning history, curious interactions, elusive dreams, and existential questions fuse in this prose poetry collection, the fifth by Donna Stonecipher. She resides in Berlin and translates from both French and German.... Read More

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The Lightning Jar

by Michelle Anne Schingler

In Christian Felt’s eerie and wondrous "The Lightning Jar", an outwardly ordinary Swedish family’s history is plumbed for its most extraordinary dreams and aspirations. Amanda and Karl spend their summer perched on the edge of a... Read More

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Southern Snacks

by Rachel Jagareski

Perre Coleman Magness explains why decadent American Southern food is so darn delicious in "Southern Snacks", which acknowledges that sharing bountiful amounts of food is a natural part of the region’s culture—of tailgating, garden... Read More

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Down Along the Piney

by Camille-Yvette Welsch

The men in John Mort’s collection, "Down Along the Piney", are bent on doing, working through it, and putting up with it, with all the hard words and hard ways that characterize hardscrabble life in the Ozarks. These stories, stark and... Read More

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