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A Hero Dreams

by Carol Davala

In this inspiring tale of faith and courage, Ristau paints a complex character portrait involving the engaging interplay of individuals and their actions. In "A Hero Dreams", the profoundly moving first installment of Mark Ristau’s... Read More

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If Clara

by Meredith Grahl Counts

"If Clara" is moving and wiry, and full of poetic coincidences. A story of artistic accomplishment and mental struggles, "If Clara" comes through four narrators who are connected to the enigmatic title character. Creative, troubled, and... Read More

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by Aimee Jodoin

Family shapes us; "Parsimony" exposes this truth with effortlessly elegant prose and characters who linger. With eloquent language worthy of literary recognition, Peter Nash’s "Parsimony" offers wisdom fraught with interpersonal and... Read More

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The Dead Go to Seattle

by Jeff Fleischer

Cleverly framed, these stories capture a rich island community that is steeped in oral traditions. In Alaska’s southeastern archipelago, the small Wrangell Island is home to a mix of peoples and stories. Local author Vivian Faith... Read More

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Paradise Field

by Jeff Fleischer

A novel in stories, "Paradise Field" is a strong whole made of fascinating parts. Pamela Ryder’s "Paradise Field" is a novel in stories that stands out for the variety of structures, voices, and styles employed throughout. They convey... Read More

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As Lie is to Grin

by Camille-Yvette Welsch

A sophisticated and complex work, this debut reconsiders the coming-of-age story for the twenty-first century. In his debut novel, Simeon Marsalis uses a complex structure to tell the story of David, an aspiring writer and a freshman at... Read More

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