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Treasure of the Blue Whale

by Karen Rigby

In the masterful novel "Treasure of the Blue Whale", snowballing secrecy and lies are counterbalanced by genuine community warmth. In Steven Mayfield’s bracing literary caper, "Treasure of the Blue Whale", a coastal town experiences a... Read More

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Little Siberia

by Michelle Anne Schingler

A meteorite plunges from the sky, its impact stirring up a small Finnish community’s vices. This celestial act begins "Little Siberia", the latest engrossing title from snark noir master Antti Tuomainen. Who owns the heavens? If you... Read More

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Today Sardines Are Not for Sale

by Jeff Fleischer

On Mother’s Day in 1942, a corner shop in Occupied Paris became the site of a memorable protest. At a time when collaborationist, government-enforced rationing and hunger were rampant, an organized group of women stormed that shop, and... Read More

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Beast Heart

by Aimee Jodoin

In Kyle Richardson’s steampunk adventure "Beast Heart", two children are pushed to their extremes when catlike monsters stalk their city. In the city of Iron Bay, nine-year-old Gabby’s hand turns to smoke. Her mother hires an... Read More

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Field Notes for the Self

by Matt Sutherland

If the dream is an Indigenous writer from the far north who’s able to capture his native landscape, spirituality, and ancestral exploitation in sublime poetry, the reality is Randy Lundy. His three earlier collections include Under the... Read More

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Possess the Air

by Joe Taylor

Taras Grescoe’s artful and detailed "Possess the Air" draws on letters, memoirs, and secondary sources to chronicle twenty years of resistance to Italian dictator Benito Mussolini. Set in Mussolini’s Rome, which lives and breathes... Read More

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