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Wilderness Spa

by Mari Carlson

In the visionary novel "Wilderness Spa", a group of disparate individuals leans on, and learns, wilderness survival strategies after a natural disaster. In Jim Halverson’s adventure novel "Wilderness Spa", an unconventional group is... Read More

Book Review

Born in Salt

by Eileen Gonzalez

In the alternate history world of "Born in Salt", the depiction of the banality of evil is as fitting as it is chilling. A young man takes on a corrupt and vicious government in T. C. Weber’s novel "Born in Salt". The book is set in a... Read More

Book Review

Blind Ambition

by Edith Wairimu

A mother’s sudden death leads to the uncovering of shocking family secrets in Lutishia Lovely’s intriguing novel "Blind Ambition". Drained from a grueling divorce and wanting to change things for herself and her son, Chantel moves... Read More

Book Review

Watkins Glen

by Meg Nola

In Eleanor Lerman’s resonant novel "Watkins Glen", an estranged brother and sister reunite to deal with illness, aging, and memories. Susan and her older brother, Mark, led very different lives. Still a free spirit in her sixties,... Read More

Book Review

Buy Me Love

by Randi Hacker

In Martha Cooley’s novel "Buy Me Love", a woman’s lottery win reveals her complicated relationships with money, family, and art. Ellen and her brother, Win, were raised by a father who was a world-renowned, closeted opera singer, and... Read More

Book Review

The Book of Otto and Liam

by Mari Carlson

In his heartwrenching novel "The Book of Otto and Liam", Paul Griner traces the hard-fought healing of a school shooting victim’s father. The story is told through short snippets and vignettes. It starts on an anniversary of the event,... Read More

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Mt. Moriah's Wake

by Karen Rigby

Mt. Moriah’s Wake is an eloquent novel in which a woman experiences a spiritual homecoming and embraces love. In Melissa Norton Carro’s elegiac novel Mt. Moriah’s Wake, a woman confronts grief about her past and her resultant... Read More

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