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The Alchemy of Noise

by Karen Rigby

Part awakening, part trial by fire, "The Alchemy of Noise" is a timely social novel that unfolds with tenderness and cruelty. A story on fresh beginnings marred by police brutality, "The Alchemy of Noise" tests the limits of love.... Read More

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The Water Tower Club

by Mari Carlson

In this coming-of-age crime novel, suspense and tension run high, and chapters often end on cliffhangers. In B.K. Mayo’s "The Water Tower Club", true-to-life characters face the dark side of their small town with fear and conviction.... Read More

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The Land That Shivers

by Susan Waggoner

The Land that Shivers is an absorbing novel about lives derailed by government corruption. In The Land that Shivers, Ebele Ufondu’s riveting novel of contemporary Africa, the dangers and disasters of living in a failed state are etched... Read More

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The Gifts We Keep

by Camille-Yvette Welsch

In her novel "The Gifts We Keep", Katie Grindeland layers revelations over misunderstandings to spin a complex and ultimately unsustainable web of secrets between a family, their neighbor, and the ten-year-old girl who comes to stay with... Read More

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In the Night of Memory

by Amy O'Loughlin

Linda LeGarde Grover’s poignant "In the Night of Memory" explores loss and belonging among an Ojibwe family in northern Minnesota. It’s 1977, and two sisters—three-year-old Azure and four-year-old Rain—are taken from their... Read More

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