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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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La Leona

by Karen Rigby

In James Gallant’s erudite short story collection, "La Leona", musicians witness European history from the sidelines. These intricate stories traverse medieval Spain, Elizabethan Denmark, and revolutionary France. In “Isaac Albéniz... Read More

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American Follies

by Karen Rigby

Norman Lock’s dark, carnivalesque "American Follies" mines the seamier side of the 1880s through a woman’s febrile imagination and New York sojourns. Ellen, who was once Henry James’s typist, now helps Susan B. Anthony and... Read More

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The Parasol Flower

by Monica Carter

In Karen Quevillon’s novel "The Parasol Flower", a doctoral candidate, Nancy, becomes so entranced by an illustration of a painting that she stumbles upon during her research that it changes the course of her life. The painting is the... Read More

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Naked Truth

by Delia Stanley

The Naked Truth retells American women’s history in a sensitive, intimate way. Carrie Hayes’s charming historical novel "Naked Truth" dramatizes the lives of two American suffragettes, Tennessee Claflin and Victoria Woodhull, as they... Read More

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