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August 15, 2014

Here are all of the books we've reviewed that were published August 15, 2014. You can also view all of the books we've reviewed that were published anytime in August 2014.

Book Review

Bitter Lake

by Karen Rigby

"Bitter Lake" is an accomplished work on silence: what happens when families ignore a tragic moment. A melancholic debut by Marika Deliyannides, "Bitter Lake" explores one woman’s “aching disquietude” and the latent complications... Read More

Book Review

The Blue Iris

by Melissa Wuske

"The Blue Iris" is a tantalizing work of erotica with spiritual undertones. "The Blue Iris", by Ashton Bradley, is a novella in the lesser-known religious erotica subgenre. This high-stakes story presents a battle of dark spiritual... Read More

Book Review

Kirin Rise

by Sonya Lovy

This manga-style novel features distinct, interesting characters and, of course, lots of mixed martial arts. In the future envisioned in Ed Cruz’s Kirin Rise: The Cast of Shadows, an economic collapse has eliminated the middle class,... Read More

Book Review

Shot Down

by Claire Foster

Detailed research puts the reader inside the cockpit, shoulder to shoulder with the pilot and crew. Steve Snyder’s masterful book, "Shot Down", does justice to the adventures of his father, pilot Howard Snyder, and the crew of the B-17... Read More

Book Review

A Carol Dickens Christmas

by Maya Fleischmann

Averill captures the essence of Christmas as a woman struggles to hold onto her rituals. Cheery yuletide traditions are hampered by modern-day distractions in "A Carol Dickens Christmas" by Thomas Fox Averill, a charming story that... Read More

Book Review

On a Darkling Plain

by Melissa Wuske

Young characters personify a tumultuous era, giving it meaning to those for whom the Great Depression feels like ancient history. These ten stories, composed over the course of Betty Jean Tucker’s adult life, circle the era of the... Read More

Book Review

Cold Spell

by Robin Farrell Edmunds

The Alaskan wilderness described richly in this novel is as layered and emotive as Vanasse’s flawed yet sympathetic characters. Voiced alternately between daughter and mother, "Cold Spell" is a beautifully written work detailing what... Read More

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