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Pretend Plumber

by Addissyn House

In the coming-of-age novel "Pretend Plumber", an LGBTQ+ girl learns to navigate her Los Angeles life with authenticity. In Stephanie Barbé Hammer’s new adult novel "Pretend Plumber", a thirteen-year-old questions how she fits into her... Read More

Book Review

Going to Beautiful

by Delia Stanley

In Anthony Bidulka’s novel Going to Beautiful, a widowed celebrity chef travels to a small town, where he encounters both dark secrets and uplifting surprises. Jake’s perfect life, built from his passion for cooking and several... Read More

Book Review

Acts of Atonement

by Eileen Gonzalez

In S. W. Leicher’s novel "Acts of Atonement", a lesbian couple deals with mental illness, cultural isolation, and unexpected reunions. Serach grew up Jewish; Paloma is Colombian American. The women built a wonderful life together after... Read More

Book Review

One Breath from Drowning

by Karin Killian

In Kent Quaney’s captivating novel "One Breath from Drowning", pursuits of love and self-fulfillment are complicated by family, religion, finances, and addiction. Sydney is the setting for this detailed story about a thorny romance... Read More

Book Review

Boys, Beasts & Men

by Ho Lin

The line between figurative and literal beasts is blurred in the inventive stories of Sam J. Miller’s Boys, Beasts & Men. The book’s conjured funhouse worlds are both familiar and alien. Small-town family tensions are exacerbated... Read More

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