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Vindicated

by Karen Rigby

Kathleen Williams Renk’s novel "Vindicated" reimagines Mary Shelley’s life through diary entries. At fourteen, Mary misses her mother, Mary Wollstonecraft, who died while giving birth to her. So she adopts the mantle of a free... Read More

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The Love Note

by John M. Murray

In Joanna Davidson Politano’s "The Love Note", an aspiring nurse finds a love letter and is drawn toward a painful family secret. In the summer of 1865, Willa turns down her fourth marriage proposal. Knowing that unmarried women are... Read More

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Night Bird Calling

by Karen Rigby

Cathy Gohlke examines spousal abuse and restored faith in "Night Bird Calling", an engrossing novel about a woman’s flight to rural Appalachia. In 1941, just after her mother’s death, Lilliana overhears her husband Gerald conspiring... Read More

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Prospects of a Woman

by Meg Nola

In Wendy Voorsanger’s novel "Prospects of a Woman", a woman travels to Gold Rush California, where her New England upbringing, femininity, and traditional role are challenged. In California, Elisabeth and her husband Nate discover that... Read More

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As If Death Summoned

by Aimee Jodoin

Alan Rose’s literary novel "As If Death Summoned" is about grief and community in the time of the HIV/AIDS epidemic. The book’s unnamed narrator has returned to the US from Australia, where he spent a decade with his partner, Gray,... Read More

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