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To Keep the Sun Alive

by Ho Lin

An intimate yet sprawling chronicle of life in Iran before and during its revolutionary years in the late seventies, Rabeah Ghaffari’s "To Keep the Sun Alive" presents the nation’s monumental changes from the perspective of a small... Read More

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Bom Boy

by Rebecca Hussey

Yewande Omotoso’s novel "Bom Boy" is a multigenerational tale set in Cape Town that explores how social and familial pressures shape an individual’s life. It beautifully captures struggles with loneliness, loss, poverty, and... Read More

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Seven Malas

by Susan Waggoner

Within The Seven Malas are an imaginative handful of affairs and one glowing true-love story. John Leslie Lange’s novel The Seven Malas is part midlife makeover, part male fantasy, and part earnest quest. Thirtysomething James Wilder... Read More

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Darling Girl

by Angela McQuay

"Darling Girl" is an often engrossing and heartbreaking story of neglect. Terry H. Watkins’s novel "Darling Girl" follows a girl through her dysfunctional childhood and toward escape. The novel opens when DG is five. Her mother has a... Read More

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Better Days

by Drema Drudge

"Better Days" is a bighearted, wry, and tender novel that focuses on love and loyalty. Len Joy’s "Better Days" is an attention-grabbing crime story in which unexpected upheavals result in welcome second chances. What’s the penalty... Read More

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