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LOTE

by Eileen Gonzalez

A woman’s obsession with a forgotten poet leads to life-changing personal and historical discoveries in Shola von Reinhold’s novel "LOTE". Mathilda finagles her way into the lives of others and lives off of their largess until... Read More

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The Illusion of Simple

by Eileen Gonzalez

In Charles Forrest Jones’s mystery novel "The Illusion of Simple", a murder exposes a struggling community’s unsavory side. No one in Stonewall, Kansas, liked Russ very much, so his murder is met with little surprise and less sorrow.... Read More

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Rode

by Aimee Jodoin

"Rode" is a moving existential novel about personal identity and human connections. In J. Adams’s coming-of-age novel "Rode", a young man leaves the Southwest to explore his sexuality and to search for meaning. In the 1990s,... Read More

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Amnesia of June Bugs

by Meg Nola

In Jackson Bliss’s vibrant and intense novel "Amnesia of June Bugs", four people cross paths on a stalled New York subway train during 2012’s Hurricane Sandy. With a cyclical, reverse-time structure, the novel follows Aziz, a... Read More

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Paradise Close

by Eileen Gonzalez

A troubled girl learns how to be a stable, contented woman in Lisa Russ Spaar’s novel "Paradise Close". After spending six months in a psychiatric institution, fourteen-year-old Marlise finds herself alone in Paradise Close, her family... Read More

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Geodysseus

by John M. Murray

In the musing science fiction novel "Geodysseus", a scientist races to uncover the truth about a vehicle that crashed in the desert. In Joe Costanzo’s science fiction novel "Geodysseus", a Death Valley find prompts fears of a Russian... Read More

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