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Jellybeaners

by Aimee Jodoin

This eloquent and action-packed coming-of-age tale is placed in its rural setting with literary flair. Gene Scott offers a dramatic analysis of the opioid addiction crisis in America with his novel "Jellybeaners", a work with biting... Read More

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High Desert High

by Gary Presley

"High Desert High" hews closer to perceived reality than many metaphysical journeys, giving it broad appeal. In Steven Schindler’s thoughtful and sometimes trippy "High Desert High", Paul Santo, retired New York City police lieutenant,... Read More

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Wilderhall

by Gary Henry

"Wilderhall" uses drama and show business as stages for a well-crafted, character-driven mystery. Secrets planted long ago bear tragic fruit for a thespian family in Jeanne Farewell’s entertaining, character-driven mystery,... Read More

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River Rat

by Amanda Adams

Imagery is vivid, allowing the pristine beauty of the Rio Grande River to shine through. Both genuine and thrilling, "River Rat" by Michael E. Oppitz memorably depicts a life led on the river. The gripping story is centered on the... Read More

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Alone on the Shield

by Jeremiah Rood

The Canadian borderlands, and their lakes, rivers, and portages, are rendered with a journalistic eye for detail. Kirk Landers’s "Alone on the Shield" is an adventure story mixed with a love affair set deep in the Canadian wilderness.... Read More

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Clara at the Edge

by John M. Murray

Clara’s story unspools in a compelling and engaging way. "Clara at the Edge" is a weird and engaging story of a widow, some wasps, and a traumatic past, a story that explores the importance of human connection. Seventy-three-year-old... Read More

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