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The Floating World

by Michelle Anne Schingler

Brutal honesty wins out over artifice in this story of the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina. Sometimes, despite the best preparations we make: levees break, defenses fall. Such vulnerabilities are an overarching theme of C. Morgan... Read More

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The Wild Book

by Claire Foster

This is a beautifully written ode to the inherent magic of books and reading. Books are portals to other worlds. In "The Wild Book", a young boy learns about the power of stories when he explores his uncle’s enchanted library of... Read More

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Origins of a Story

by Matt Sutherland

Stories have stories, and when these stories are about stories like To Kill a Mockingbird or Frankenstein or Lolita or Charlotte’s Web or another classic, beloved novel, those stories take on great meaning. Of Infinite Jest, in an... Read More

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What Counts as Love

by Karen Rigby

These voices possess a fragile resilience even as they surrender themselves to fate, new knowledge, and other bodies. Adolescents and adults on the brink of critical self-awareness define "What Counts as Love", winner of the John Simmons... Read More

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China Girl

by Karen Rigby

Throughout these stories, emotional storms gather in original, biting scenes. In China Girl: And Other Stories, Ho Lin examines the unease of living with memories: some brutal, others fleeting, each written with impressive foreboding.... Read More

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Rhombus and Oval

by Karen Rigby

Sequeira’s short stories braid graceful language with brilliant idiosyncrasies. Jessica Sequeira’s "Rhombus and Oval" enchants with short stories that examine mysteries. From pure wonderment to reflections on a virtual, automated... Read More

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The Weight

by Jennifer Miller

This intricate legal thriller moves at a quick clip in a fascinating, corrupt small-town setting. In classic legal thriller style, Hubert Crouch jumps into "The Weight" with an ambiguous murder plot, one to be untangled piece by piece as... Read More

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