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God*s Will

by Danielle Ballantyne

Based on a true story, Matthew John Echan’s novel "God*s Will" probes religious fanaticism, and the suffering inflicted in its name. Fourteen-year-old Sam is told by his adoptive mother than he’s going to spend some time with his... Read More

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Cuttle

by Susan Waggoner

In Chelsea Britain’s contemporary novel "Cuttle", a quirky, scholarly heroine navigates the rocky shoals of academia and the risky shores of adult relationships. After eight years of grad school, analytical, problem-solving Nora is an... Read More

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The Good Luck Stone

by Meg Nola

In Heather Bell Adams’s novel "The Good Luck Stone", wartime memories haunt a ninety-year-old woman, who also struggles to maintain her personal independence. During World War II, Audrey ventured beyond her genteel Southern upbringing... Read More

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Everything Here Is under Control

by Meg Nola

In Emily Adrian’s quirky, resonant novel, "Everything Here Is under Control", two women resume the intense friendship of their teen years after more than a decade of estrangement and uncertainty. After giving birth to her first child,... Read More

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Crooked Hallelujah

by Michelle Anne Schingler

Three troubled but tough generations of women, all molded and wounded by the Pentecostal culture around them, are celebrated in Kelli Jo Ford’s masterpiece, patchwork novel, "Crooked Hallelujah". Religion became a source of both... Read More

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Once You Know

by Eileen Gonzalez

"Once You Know" is a complex, gripping novel about how that which is unacknowledged can do the most damage. A family is left reeling after a father’s unforgivable betrayal in Madeleine Van Hecke’s novel "Once You Know". As she... Read More

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Upon This Pale Hill

by Jeremiah Rood

"Upon This Pale Hill" is a meditative novel that layers spiritual musings on top of millennial angst. In Patrick Ashe’s intriguing coming-of-age novel "Upon This Pale Hill", a philosophical young man hopes to make sense of his life.... Read More

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