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Winter in Sokcho

by Eileen Gonzalez

In Elisa Shua Dusapin’s novel "Winter in Sokcho", a young woman has a fateful encounter with a man who is as lost as she is. Sokcho, a Korean beach resort, has little to offer tourists during the off season. But one tourist comes... Read More

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Living Within the Wild

by Rebecca Foster

Mother–daughter pair Kirsten and Mandy Dixon manages a set of family businesses in Alaska, including two lodges, a café, and a cooking school. Their cookbook, "Living Within the Wild", collects rustic yet elegant recipes that serve as... Read More

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A River Called Time

by Aimee Jodoin

Courttia Newland’s "A River Called Time" is an expansive speculative novel in which the British did not colonize Africa, but instead sought to learn from its cultures. In an alternate reality London, Markriss has been selected to live... Read More

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Town Crier

by Michelle Anne Schingler

Filled with reminders of human fragility, but still exalting life in vigorous tones, Sarah Matthes’s debut poetry collection, "Town Crier", is a momentous introduction to a sensitive voice. Dedicated to a friend and fellow poet who... Read More

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Bone Rosary

by Matt Sutherland

Giddy with reverence for a master, this page is honored to call attention to this best-of collection—featuring 140 poems from Thomas Lynch’s five previous books, along with forty-three new works. A former undertaker taken to... Read More

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Post-Mortem

by Matt Sutherland

While the rest of us mumble, look away, and generally avoid matters of consequence, poets seek no such cover. Indeed, Heather Altfeld and others of her inquisitive ilk lead the interrogation of a mad world. Winner of the Pablo Neruda... Read More

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