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The Broken Promise

by Renate Childs

"The Broken Promise" thoughtfully exemplifies the idea that freedom often comes at a price. Mabior P. Mach’s "The Broken Promise" is a sweeping and tragic tale that depicts the horrors of wartime, conflicts with tradition, and the... Read More

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to be to is to was

by Meredith Grahl Counts

"to be to is to was" is an anti-establishment collection of stories that goes from real to surreal, from Middle America to space rock operas, with its outrageous characters. Stephen C. Bird’s collection of short stories and vignettes... Read More

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Alone

by Nancy Powell

"Alone" is a detailed coming-of-age story about survival and identity. In C. D. Shelton’s young adult adventure "Alone", a plane crash forces a rebellious teen to confront his role in his rift with his distant, workaholic father. Wall... Read More

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Horse Latitudes

by Michelle Anne Schingler

Its characters trample through lands on the brink of madness in search of something certain; its images are violent, heartbreaking, and starkly real. Morris Collins’s "Horse Latitudes" is a historically attuned novel for a world that... Read More

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Beginnings

by Ho Lin

In Thomas D. Peacock’s "Beginnings", Donovan “Little Wolf” Manypenny is an Ojibwe descendant who was raised by a white family in Boston. When his grown daughter digs into his family’s past, it sets him on a geographical and... Read More

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Acts of Assumption

by Letitia Montgomery-Rodgers

“Love is an earthquake … It overturns all sorts of assumptions,” and from "Acts of Assumption"‘s opening three-part definition of assumption, S. W. Leicher plays with its mental, physical, and cultural forms, chronicling what... Read More

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The Fifth Dimension

by Aimee Jodoin

"The Fifth Dimension" is a loquacious novel with some interesting philosophical insights. Ramma Kher’s novel "The Fifth Dimension" follows a woman through grief, motherhood, and numerous existential crises. After the devastating death... Read More

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In the Weeds

by Meg Nola

Daniel Browne’s "In the Weeds" is set in Brooklyn, New York’s famously diverse borough of neighborhoods. In recent decades, Brooklyn’s status has changed; it is no longer shadowed by mighty Manhattan. Brooklyn is a destination of... Read More

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