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Panic Years

by Claire Foster

Daniel DiFranco’s intimate novel "Panic Years" follows a twelve-week tour of everywhere-but-nowhere, through tiny clubs, on filthy stages, and across long stretches of highway. Life as a gigging musician is rough. Twenty-eight-year-old... Read More

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John Woman

by Matt Grant

Walter Mosley’s unconventional novel "John Woman" follows a renegade history professor with a dark secret. Cornelius Jones is the biracial son of a brilliant black man from Mississippi and an Italian-American woman. When his father... Read More

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Buddhism for Western Children

by Laura Leavitt

"Buddhism for Western Children" is a dreamlike literary novel that journeys into the psyche of cult living from the perspective of a child. Daniel’s parents, Ray and Cleary, bring him to Avadhoot Master King Ivanovich’s farm in Maine... Read More

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Madame Victoria

by Susan Waggoner

"Madame Victoria" is an imaginative, haunting, and insightful examination of the lives of women. Shortly after the millennium, a skeleton is discovered on the grounds of Montreal’s Royal Victoria Hospital. It is identified as having... Read More

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Refuge

by Linda Thorlakson

Is Merilyn Simonds’s "Refuge" a fictional memoir, a historical novel, or an exploration of the causes and results of seeking refuge? It’s all three, as it turns out, and a mystery besides. Questions hover over ninety-six-year-old... Read More

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Vic City Express

by Meagan Logsdon

"Vic City Express" tackles the migrant crisis in Greece with an unusual perspective. A traveler to Athens endures a racially charged diatribe from a fellow train passenger who decries the influx of foreigners in Vic City, the working... Read More

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