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The Runaways

by Michelle Anne Schingler

Three teenagers, bent by circumstances beyond themselves, run headlong into the dark realities of the modern world in Fatima Bhutto’s stunning novel "The Runaways". Anita Rose is “everything and nothing at once,” according to her... Read More

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Sensation Machines

by Michelle Anne Schingler

Adam Wilson’s near-future "Sensation Machines" is a delayed bildungsroman for a whole generation. Wendy and Michael met as college students in New York while navigating the detritus of September 11, 2001. He was a Marshall Mathers... Read More

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Sugar, Smoke, Song

by Suzanne Kamata

Reema Rajbanshi’s debut novel-in-stories "Sugar, Smoke, Song" collects its thematically linked pieces into three clusters with recurring characters. The first group, starting with “The Ruins,” centers on beautiful Indo-Burmese... Read More

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Pureland

by Mari Carlson

In Zarrar Said’s epic novel "Pureland", a servant turned physicist wrestles with science, faith, and love. Salim is born a Pureland plebeian in 1950, but a levitating ascetic prophesies future greatness for him, influencing his fate.... Read More

Book Review

Jesus and John

by Eileen Gonzalez

John must take the lead for the first time in his life to save himself and his beloved Yeshua in Adam McOmber’s otherworldly novel "Jesus and John". After the resurrection, Yeshua is not himself. Silent and unresponsive, He leads a... Read More

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Seven

by Michelle Anne Schingler

A sabbatical trip leads to unearthed family secrets in Farzana Doctor’s luminous novel, "Seven". Sharifa and Murtuza’s marriage has settled back into comfortable routines following her emotional affair years prior. Still, Sharifa... Read More

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