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Drain the Marsh

by Eileen Gonzalez

"Drain the Marsh" mixes historical and current events with healthy dollops of fantasy for a modern and timely political satire. A playwright and a demagogue stumble along their chosen career paths in Catherine Baird’s historical comedy... Read More

Book Review

No Good Very Bad Asian

by Ho Lin

Sirius Lee isn’t your stereotypical bookish Asian American dude. An outspoken and confrontational comedian, he has popular stand-up albums and appearances in Hollywood blockbusters on his résumé. But underneath the jokes, his wreck... Read More

Book Review

The Death of Baseball

by Nancy Powell

Two men bond over sex, violence, and shared emotional and psychological trauma in Orlando Ortega-Medina’s neo noir "The Death of Baseball", about identity, sexuality, and nihilism in 1980s Los Angeles. The novel is a study of... Read More

Book Review

Imaginary Affairs

by Delia Stanley

"Imaginary Affairs" is a champagne-filled romp that navigates love and lust with abandon. In Robin Arkus’s indulgent, humorous, and dramatic romance "Imaginary Affairs", a middle-aged woman looks for love after loss. After losing two... Read More

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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

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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

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