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Comet Fox

by John M. Murray

The fractured storytelling of "Comet Fox" revolves around a complicated woman. The vignettes that make up Peter Quinones’s experimental novel "Comet Fox" focus on the escapades of a bisexual economist. With her contentious divorce... Read More

Book Review

You Can See More from up Here

by Aimee Jodoin

In Mark Guerin’s "You Can See More from up Here", a nineteen-year-old and his father face up to a conflict of generational ideologies when a workplace incident sends reverberations through their small town. In 1974 in Belford,... Read More

Book Review

As a River

by Linda Thorlakson

In Sion Dayson’s "As a River", Greer makes a valiant attempt to outrun his past, but this surface story belies a powerful undertow that transforms his return to Bannen, Georgia, and its anything-but-lazy Sicama River into a more... Read More

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The Face Tells the Secret

by Eileen Gonzalez

In Jane Bernstein’s thoughtful, character-driven novel "The Face Tells the Secret", a woman struggles with new knowledge about her unhappy childhood. Roxanne was never close to her mother, Leona, who prided herself on not being... Read More

Book Review

Exquisite Mariposa

by Rebecca Hussey

Fiona Alison Duncan’s "Exquisite Mariposa" is a funny, thought-provoking novel that levels pointed critiques at gender and class inequality and captures what it’s like to be a young person today. The novel’s narrator—a woman in... Read More

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Who Are You, Calvin Bledsoe?

by Ho Lin

Calvin Bledsoe is middle-aged, glum, and in dire need of a shakeup. Saddled with a strict Calvinist upbringing thanks to his celebrity mother, he’s freshly divorced and stuck writing a blog for a pellet stove company in small-town... Read More

Book Review

The Nine

by Charlene Oldham

School scandals and the fragile bond between a boy and his mother give "The Nine" wide-ranging appeal beyond its ivy-clad setting. Jeanne McWilliams Blasberg’s unique coming-of-age novel "The Nine" is set at an exclusive New England... Read More

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