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The Fiddler is a Good Woman

by Meg Nola

The language of "The Fiddler is a Good Woman" blends the profane and poetic. Geoff Berner’s "The Fiddler is a Good Woman" pieces together the fictionally fragmented life of a Canadian rock violinist named DD, known for her many moods... Read More

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The Night Child

by John M. Murray

"The Night Child"’s gentle dealings with heavy subjects highlight the fragility of the human mind. "The Night Child" is a powerful, heart-wrenching psychological tale that examines a teacher’s mental breakdown. Just as school breaks... Read More

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by Meagan Logsdon

Interwoven with the stark realism of the novel are hints of a fairy tale. Simultaneously bleak and hopeful, Michael Köhlmeier’s "Yiza" traverses the expansive landscape of human suffering as seen through the eyes of displaced migrant... Read More

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by Susan Waggoner

On one level, the book is a classic murder mystery; on a deeper level, it echoes humanity at its most primal. Nature may be red in tooth and claw, but in Wajdi Mouawad’s outstanding novel, "Anima", it’s humans who are claw-deep in... Read More

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by Karen Rigby

Pugliese deftly turns the dark clouds of imagination into a life-affirming ode. Nicola Pugliese’s unusual "Malacqua" was first published in 1977 by Italo Calvino. Never reprinted until after Pugliese’s death, it appears for the first... Read More

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by Felicia Seeburger

"Blended" is a sympathetic, lighthearted story about the search for meaning. A midlife search for connection and meaning drives Graeme Daniels’s "Blended", a slice-of-life story featuring one woman’s thoughtful, if action-light,... Read More

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