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Albie's Struggle

by Karen Rigby

Albie’s Struggle, R. S. Steinberg’s psychological novel about a ten-year-old at Camp Bear Lake, explores alienation and the fallout of casual cruelties. In the book’s enigmatic opening, Albie hides from his counselors. Hints at... Read More

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About Us

by Ho Lin

The bittersweet and reflective novel "About Us" finds a young boy considering intriguing ideas in the late 1960s. Robert Chevrier’s novel "About Us" is cheeky, flamboyant, and stuffed with musings on the nature of art and the universe.... Read More

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Henri's Last Gift

by Delia Stanley

Henri’s Last Gift is a playful psychological novel that reframes life’s hardest moments as opportunities for healing. In Gilles Jaitour’s supernatural novel Henri’s Last Gift, a repressed man’s departed friends help him to face... Read More

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by John M. Murray

In the fantasy novel "Simplicity", a city tears itself apart as superheroes try to follow their moral codes. In Lucas Lamoreaux’s gritty superhero novel, "Simplicity", evil forces beset humanity, and flawed people with powers are the... Read More

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Paradise Earth

by Mari Carlson

"Paradise Earth" is a provocative literary novel that highlights the complex relationship between violence and compassion. In Amy Barker’s existential novel "Paradise Earth", a trio faces demons on a Tasmanian peninsula that’s known... Read More

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The Other Side of the Ocean

by Edith Wairimu

"The Other Side of the Ocean" is a powerful historical novel about surviving the traumas of civil war and the struggles of refugees abroad. Heartrending and hopeful, Beverley Bell’s historical novel "The Other Side of the Ocean" covers... Read More

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Rich Pickings

by Charlene Oldham

"Rich Pickings" is a novel that evokes recent financial history well, showing how easy it is to be defined by what you do for money. In Axel van Reenen’s novel "Rich Pickings", a naïve New Zealander breaks into the high-stakes arena... Read More

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Brutus Nation 2

by John M. Murray

"Brutus Nation 2" is an action-packed and atmospheric dystopian thriller set in a corrupt society. In Kris Kyzer’s bombastic thriller Brutus Nation 2: Hammer of the Hogs, an ex-con incites violence in a capitalistic dystopia, while the... Read More

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