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Hug Chickenpenny

by Aimee Jodoin

With a fast pace and concise, humorous writing, "Hug Chickenpenny" is a unique and playful tale. S. Craig Zahler’s "Hug Chickenpenny" is curiously fun. An asymmetrically deformed baby boy is born one night in the huge, terrifying, and... Read More

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Sammie & Budgie

by Aimee Jodoin

More than a story of a gifted child learning to hone his talents, Sammie and Budgie is an exposé on the inner lives of children and their parents. A widower and single father discovers, by chance, that his young son has developed... Read More

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Eternal Life

by Michelle Anne Schingler

Dara Horn explores the logical extremes of parental love, and the pitfalls of eternity, in her captivating new novel, "Eternal Life". Rachel, the daughter of a scribe, made a deal in the shadow of the Temple: her son’s life would be... Read More

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Where Night Stops

by Jeff Fleischer

This satisfying crime thriller is elevated by its twisting writing and snappy dialogue. Douglas Light’s fast-paced "Where Night Stops" is a well-executed thriller that combines genre staples with literary style. Orphaned and living in... Read More

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Kingdom of Women

by Karen Rigby

Kearns skillfully walks the tightrope between feminist polemic and literary experiment. "Kingdom of Women" turns the tables on patriarchy, creating an alternate world where bands of vigilante women strike back at transgressors. Rosalie... Read More

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The Newspaper Widow

by Mya Alexice

While at first glance "The Newspaper Widow" seems like a standard historical mystery, that couldn’t be farther from the truth. Cecilia Manguerra Brainard’s novel is full and complex, overflowing with textured, fully realized... Read More

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