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After Olympus

by Eileen Gonzalez

"After Olympus" blends fact and fiction into a spellbinding novel about what’s real, what’s not, and who decides which is which. Four men devote their lives to changing the world in Santiago Xaman’s challenging novel, "After... Read More

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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

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Irreversible Things

by Camille-Yvette Welsch

In Lisa Van Orman Hadley’s novel-through-stories "Irreversible Things", a family moves from a Florida beach town to a Utah mountain town, trading in a dark situation next door for life with their Mormon family and transitioning from... Read More

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Practical Blasphemy

by Karen Rigby

What happens when a suicide attempt fails? For Amelia, a psychiatric patient whose internal playlist and warring voices besiege her, it leads to three weeks on the ward. LJT’s fictionalized memoir "Practical Blasphemy" portrays bipolar... Read More

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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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Unfamous Men

by Ho Lin

In Jeff Gomez’s "Unfamous Men", two friends toil as migrant field workers in California, dreaming of a better life. One is hulking, loyal, and simple; the other is ambitious, quick-tempered, and bitter. It’s an open re-envisioning of... Read More

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Under Nushagak Bluff

by Monica Carter

In Mia Heavener’s emotional novel "Under Nushagak Bluff", three generations of Indigenous Alaskan women are the focus. Set during the 1930s and 1940s, the book is gripping and understated. It takes place in Nushagak, a remote fishing... Read More

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