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Half

by Linda Thorlakson

Sharon Harrigan’s "Half" mimics the triumphant defects of every family in its excavations of the peculiar remains of one. Narrated through the entwined perceptions and insights of identical twins, seldom heard by anyone other than the... Read More

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The Heartsick Diaspora

by Ho Lin

Riffing on the collisions between tradition and modernity, Elaine Chiew’s winsome, playful, and sometimes wistful short story collection "The Heartsick Diaspora" hopscotches across continents and time periods, focusing on Malaysians at... Read More

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More Miracle than Bird

by Ho Lin

History has little to say about Georgie Hyde-Lees, the literary maven who crossed paths with Britain’s brightest artists and eventually became the wife (and muse) of poet William Butler Yeats. Alice Miller’s diverting "More Miracle... Read More

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A House Is a Body

by Ho Lin

Powered by intense imagery and jolts of frank sexuality, Shruti Swamy’s "A House Is a Body" blurs the line between fantastical and naturalistic storytelling with its tales of love, loss, and life lived across cultures. “Blindness”... Read More

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Beyond the Horizon

by Ho Lin

Trials and tragedies can spur artists to great heights, but they can also undermine everything they’ve worked for. Such is the weighty conundrum behind Eoin Lane’s "Beyond the Horizon", about six decades of an artist’s life on the... Read More

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Vanishing Monuments

by Ho Lin

Life-changing moments lost, reimagined, and regained form the backbone of John Elizabeth Stintzi’s meditative, lyrical "Vanishing Monuments". Alani is a nonbinary, Minneapolis-based art professor who is forced to return to their... Read More

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Arnold Falls

by Karen Rigby

"Arnold Falls" is a cozy small-town novel populated by eccentric characters. Charlie Suisman’s lighthearted novel "Arnold Falls" focuses on a New York village’s mayoral race. Named for Benedict Arnold, sister city to Romania’s... Read More

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