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Love War Stories

by Karen Rigby

Ivelisse Rodriguez’s "Love War Stories" is a bold collection that marks the shortfall between romantic illusions and reality. Here, love—abusive, storied, unspoken, obsessive, or enduring—is rendered in memorable forms. Whether... Read More

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Let the People See

by Mya Alexice

"Let the People See" is an engaging, comprehensive account of Emmett Till’s murder and its aftermath. In 1955, fourteen-year-old Emmett Till supposedly flirted with a white woman in Mississippi, and he paid the ultimate price for the... Read More

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Translating the Soul

by Michelle Anne Schingler

Marjorie Agosín’s essays positively ache at moments: when she’s describing what it’s like to make home in a liminal space; as she calls out across time to memorialize family members who were brutally ripped away. And yet... Read More

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Lala

by Katie Asher

Jacek Dehnel’s "Lala" is a wonderful mosaic of stories about a woman’s unbelievably adventurous youth; they were shared with family members so many times that her children and grandchildren could recite them practically verbatim.... Read More

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The Con Artist

by Peter Dabbene

"The Con Artist" is a lively romp loaded with geek humor. A longtime comic book writer, author Fred Van Lente has a deep familiarity with the annual San Diego Comic-Con, which has become the central event of the comic book industry.... Read More

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