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Book Review

Ceremonials

by Karen Rigby

Gloom and grief coalesce in Katharine Coldiron’s delicate "Ceremonials", a poetic love story between classmates that erases the line between the living and the dead. Inspired by Florence + the Machine’s album of the same name, this... Read More

Book Review

The Wanting Life

by Meagan Logsdon

Mark Rader’s "The Wanting Life" is a cross-generational novel focused on happiness, fulfillment, and love. Father Paul Novack is dying. Foregoing chemotherapy, he’s resigned to letting the cancer run its course. He and his sister,... Read More

Book Review

Virtuoso

by Letitia Montgomery-Rodgers

Haunted and haunting, Yelena Moskovich’s "Virtuoso" shifts through gradients of the past and the present, capturing the tumult and change of the 1990s and early 2000s in Czechoslovakia, the US, and France. Told through multiple unique,... Read More

Book Review

The Seep

by Michelle Anne Schingler

The invasion was gentler than expected: The Seep entered the water supply, melded with people, and dulled their fears, offering them a future free of pain, need, and death. But there are some who find this new utopia wanting. Chana... Read More

Book Review

Simon's Mansion

by Eileen Gonzalez

Expressive descriptions and heart-wrenching exchanges make Simon’s Mansion a raw LGBTQ+ novel. Past mistakes haunt a recovering drug addict in William Poe’s intense novel Simon’s Mansion. After surviving a religious cult and... Read More

Book Review

Big Familia

by Rebecca Hussey

In Tomas Moniz’s bighearted novel "Big Familia", a man comes to terms with changes in his family, his neighborhood, and himself. Juan Gutiérrez lives with his daughter, Stella, in a gentrifying neighborhood in Berkeley. Stella is... Read More

Book Review

A Transcontinental Affair

by Karen Rigby

The romance of nine days aboard the Pullman Hotel Express gives way to disenchantment when violence on the frontier forces women to choose between silence and freedom. A Transcontinental Affair, Jodi Daynard’s elegant historical novel,... Read More

Book Review

Continental Divide

by Monica Carter

Alex Myers’s compelling and poignant coming-of-gender novel "Continental Divide" is set in Wyoming and delves into the difficult decisions that a trans person has to face—and how challenging the process of transitioning can be, both... Read More

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