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Floridian Nights

by Karen Rigby

A gay widower contends with bereavement and new love in "Floridian Nights", Lance Ringel’s plaintive romance novel set during the late 1980s AIDS epidemic. At thirty-five, prickly, brooding Gary meets Rick, a twenty-two-year-old waiter... Read More

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Essential

by Eric Patterson

“The best food is always the simplest,” writes Chef Ollie Dabbous in his new cookbook, Essential. Dabbous–a Michelin starred chef with an impeccable résumé—contends that the simplest food is also the most sophisticated and aims... Read More

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Nazaré

by Michelle Anne Schingler

In JJ Amaworo Wilson’s vibrant novel "Nazaré", a tyrannical regime meets its match in a compassionate teenager who seems to command the waves. For four generations, the vicious men of the Matanza family have ruled Balaal, sowing fear... Read More

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Say What You Will

by Matt Sutherland

Some twinkles transcend the page; Len Krisak will stop at nothing to roll your eyes, jelly your belly, and lift your better spirits. With degrees from the University of Michigan and Brandeis University, Krisak spent thirty-five years... Read More

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All the Names Given

by Matt Sutherland

If the ability to hold two opposing thoughts at the same time and still function is a sign of intellect, what are we to make of Raymond Antrobus’s depth of awareness, originality, and empathy—all turned inside out and refracted into... Read More

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The Girl Singer

by Matt Sutherland

Poetry is always looking for voices from the wilderness, and with her country music cool, Southeastern Kentucky’s Marianne Worthington is a fitting, masterful voice for Appalachia. Her work has appeared in Oxford American, CALYX,... Read More

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Habitus

by Matt Sutherland

Born and raised on the island of Curaçao, raised in the Netherlands, Radna Fabias practices her craft in the spirit of a strangers and strangeness, liberty and lyricism, truth and transience. This debut collection, translated into... Read More

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