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Apocalypse How?

by Eileen Gonzalez

Galen Surlak-Ramsey’s comedic "Apocalypse How?" is the thrilling, clever first entry in a series of space romps. Hapless treasure hunter Dakota has made it her mission to unlock the secrets of the Progenitors, a race of mythical,... Read More

Book Review

Exquisite Mariposa

by Rebecca Hussey

Fiona Alison Duncan’s "Exquisite Mariposa" is a funny, thought-provoking novel that levels pointed critiques at gender and class inequality and captures what it’s like to be a young person today. The novel’s narrator—a woman in... Read More

Book Review

Mom's Perfect Boyfriend

by Karen Rigby

Crystal Hemmingway’s charming romantic comedy and AI fairy tale, Mom’s Perfect Boyfriend, is about a California mother and her daughters who discover that love can overcome a few secrets—and a lot of meddling—and that it’s... Read More

Book Review

Doppler

by Erika Harlitz Kern

Cutting satire and humorous jeremiads expose the hypocrisies of keeping up with the Joneses in Erlend Loe’s novel "Doppler". After his father dies, Andreas Doppler suffers a breakdown, drops out of society, and goes to live in a tent... Read More

Book Review

Pig in Flight

by Benjamin Welton

Fred J. Schneider’s funny "Pig in Flight" is set in the revolutionary year of 1968. Amid anger over the Vietnam War and the approaching victory of Republican presidential candidate Richard Nixon, an unlikely pack of outsiders decide to... Read More

Book Review

Midtown Madhatter

by Joseph S. Pete

A group of friends whose lives have diverged reunite in this sardonic, amusing novel. Mateo Monda’s novel "Midtown Madhatter" uncorks madcap humor while delving into weighty subjects like substance abuse and addiction. In the late... Read More

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Roadkill abc

by Camille-Yvette Welsch

"Roadkill abc" is humorous and alarming, inspiring questions of what gets left behind—and why. Adair McPherson’s "Roadkill abc" is a decidedly adult picture book, full of carcasses and decay and a great deal of snarky humor. Its... Read More

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