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The Other Hand

by Delia Stanley

"The Other Hand" is a captivating spiritual novel about faith and family. In Andrew Kane’s thoughtful novel "The Other Hand", traditional Judaism meets modern realities. Jonathan Bauman has been a Orthodox rabbi for decades, helping... Read More

Book Review

Nathaniel & the Midnight Movers

by Claire Foster

Heists and aesthetic opinions abound in the hilarious Nathaniel & the Midnight Movers. If those sofa cushions could talk, it would be X-rated. Nathaniel & the Midnight Movers is a madcap comedy about a gay man coming of age in... Read More

Book Review

Mage on the Hill

by Erika Harlitz Kern

Outcasts with magical abilities find love and friendship in Angel Martinez’s "Mage on the Hill". Toby Jones’s inability to control his magical powers is killing him. Desperate for help, he turns to the magical guild of Montchanin,... Read More

Book Review

Flannelwood

by Rebecca Hussey

Raymond Luczak’s novel "Flannelwood" is a subtle, sexy exploration of love gained and lost—and a moving literary tribute to Djuna Barnes and her groundbreaking novel Nightwood. Bill, a forty-year-old MFA who’s getting by with a... Read More

Book Review

Trap

by Ho Lin

"Trap", the fast-paced second entry in Lilja Sigurðardóttir’s Icelandic crime trilogy, picks up mere weeks after its predecessor Snare ends and further showcases Sigurðardóttir’s facility with intricate plotting and sympathetic... Read More

Book Review

Clio Rising

by Monica Carter

Paula Martinac’s latest novel, "Clio Rising", is both a story of lesbian friendship and a literary mystery. Livvie Bliss—a young, out lesbian fresh from the North Carolina countryside—and Clio Hartt—a closeted lesbian known for... Read More

Book Review

Nirvana Is Here

by Karen Rigby

Ari Silverman’s violent encounter with a neighborhood boy leaves him questioning himself in Aaron Hamburger’s "Nirvana Is Here", a coming-of-age novel set outside Detroit amid the rise of grunge. It is a nostalgic, wrenching... Read More

Book Review

Everything Grows

by Laura Leavitt

Delving deep into the psyche of teenage pain and identity-building, Aimee Herman’s "Everything Grows" turns dark circumstances into an encomium to the adults who help teens grow. Eleanor has trouble from all sides: she is still reeling... Read More

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