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Substantial Justice

by John M. Murray

Daniel Ben-Horin’s black comedy "Substantial Justice" concerns humanity’s best and worst traits. In the 1980s, Spider makes an honest living as a mechanic and distracts himself from lost love with mind-altering drugs. Then, ten years... Read More

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The Spinster Diaries

by Mari Carlson

In Gina Fattore’s (un)romantic comedy, "The Spinster Diaries", a Hollywood writer who shares the author’s name discovers that she’s ill. The novel’s Gina is an unemployed television producer when a cyst that’s pressing on her... Read More

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The Weekend Wedding Assistant

by Karen Rigby

Just before their wedding, Julia’s husband-to-be Aaron died in a freak hiking accident. Now she’s a “wianceé” caught between grief and new passions. In Rachel Gladstone’s frothy Southern romantic comedy, The Weekend Wedding... Read More

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Always Greener

by Eileen Gonzalez

Eight ordinary people compete to see who has the worst life in J.R.H. Lawless’s piercing science fiction comedy, "Always Greener". The Grass is Greener is poised to become the world’s hottest new reality show, and Liam Argyle, a... Read More

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Scotland before the Bomb

by Ho Lin

"Scotland before the Bomb" is a linguistically acrobatic novel that’s filled with zany wit and sheer randomness. There’re heaping helpings of dystopia and absurdity in M. J. Nicholls’s "Scotland before the Bomb", a sprawling... Read More

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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

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