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Snuck Past Death and Sleep

by Claire Foster

"Snuck Past Death and Sleep" is a descriptive and provocative historical novel about homophobia on college campuses. Benjamin Norman Pierce’s novel "Snuck Past Death and Sleep" concentrates on a tense period on a college campus in the... Read More

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Dancing with Langston

by Eileen Gonzalez

"Dancing with Langston" is a powerful novel about the rewards and the realities of following one’s dreams. A visit to an elderly relative turns a mourning woman’s life upside down in Sharyn Skeeter’s absorbing novel "Dancing with... Read More

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The Moon Always Rising

by Karen Rigby

"The Moon Always Rising" is a complicated and memorable supernatural romance. In Alice C. Early’s unusual romance "The Moon Always Rising", an investment banker buys a haunted West Indies estate, filling it with hope for her future.... Read More

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The Escapist

by Peter Dabbene

"The Escapist" is a stunning novel about a damaged man. In David Puretz’s unforgettable novel "The Escapist", a troubled young man is haunted by childhood trauma. Twenty-one-year-old Billy can’t keep a job or a girlfriend. He’s... Read More

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b, Book, and Me

by Meg Nola

The two girls central to Kim Sagwa’s haunting "b, Book, and Me" face bullying, their parents’ indifference, and a sense of helpless displacement. Teachers pretend not to notice what happens to Rang and b, averting their eyes or... Read More

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Include Me Out

by Rebecca Hussey

In the novel "Include Me Out", a woman tries to remake her life on her own terms and meets unexpected obstacles. Mara is a simultaneous interpreter who has had enough of a job that demands constant attention to language. All she wants is... Read More

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Heartland Calamitous

by Kristen Rabe

In his compelling collection of stories—most only a few pages long—Michael Credico marshals bold, creative images to depict a grim Midwest dominated by slaughterhouses and fast food restaurants. While not much happens and characters... Read More

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