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Nation of the Beasts

by Delia Stanley

"Nation of the Beasts" is a bewitching fantasy novel—both bold and exciting. Mariana Palova’s "Nation of the Beasts" is a supernatural coming-of-age story, full of action and family bonds. Ever since he was a child, Elisse could see... Read More

Book Review

All My Colors

by Michelle Anne Schingler

Someday, Todd Milstead is going to be a great writer. Never mind that he’s in his forties with nothing to indicate this, save the flattery of a local bookseller and the regular gatherings he hosts with other self-proclaimed writers. In... Read More

Book Review

The Bird King

by Claire Foster

Wars may begin on the battlefield, but they end on a map. "The Bird King" is an exquisite fantasy about the end of Muslim sovereignty in the West, the power of desire to disrupt and transform, and how the privilege of naming can reshape... Read More

Book Review

The City of Veils

by Catherine Thureson

S. Usher Evans’s tight-woven fantasy "The City of Veils" focuses on a strong young woman who is determined to take care of her home and its people. When she was young, Brynna ran away from an arranged marriage. For years she has lived... Read More

Book Review

Little Darlings

by Claire Foster

Sinister and sickeningly real, "Little Darlings" is fairy tale-inflected horror that explores postpartum depression. This new psychological thriller is a modern reimagining of a changeling story, with consequences that touch both the... Read More

Book Review

Flashback Hotel

by Claire Foster

The past is the present is the future in "Flashback Hotel", the masterful new short story collection by Ivan Vladislavić. Alternately whimsical and deeply affecting, the collection explores South African culture and the impact of belief... Read More

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