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Wilderness Spa

by Mari Carlson

In the visionary novel "Wilderness Spa", a group of disparate individuals leans on, and learns, wilderness survival strategies after a natural disaster. In Jim Halverson’s adventure novel "Wilderness Spa", an unconventional group is... Read More

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Bone Broth

by Michelle Anne Schingler

Lyndsey Ellis’s thoughtful multigenerational novel "Bone Broth" is set during the days of the Ferguson protests. Justine and Wesley moved to the suburbs to escape the traps set for residents of the Pruitt-Igoe projects. But decades... Read More

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Hashtag Good Guy with a Gun

by Ho Lin

Packed with violence and mordant humor, Jeff Chon’s novel "Hashtag Good Guy with a Gun" is unsparing in delivering cutting commentary about contemporary America. When Scott, a disgraced former high school teacher, invades a pizza... Read More

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by Suzanne Kamata

Through the interlocking stories of "Pleasantview", Celeste Mohammed creates a microcosm of a Trinidad rarely seen by tourists. Sunil, an escaped prisoner; Consuela, the prostitute he loves; Mr. Jagroop, Consuela’s influential client;... Read More

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My Good Son

by Paige Van De Winkle

About difficult and rewarding connections across generational and cultural divides, Yang Huang’s novel "My Good Son" is a captivating masterpiece centered around a father and son in post-Tiananmen Square China. Despite Mr. Cai’s best... Read More

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