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From the Moon I Watched Her

by Jeremiah Rood

Emily English Medley’s heartbreaking novel "From the Moon I Watched Her" is filled with secrets and lies both about family and God. In 1977, though Daddy Black thunders from his Church of Christ pulpit about the evils of abortion,... Read More

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Venetian Lullaby

by Danielle Ballantyne

Put baby down for a nap Venetian style with this picture book about a mother and father weaving through the city’s labyrinth of canals on a gondola. While the mother guides the boat, the father soothes his child to sleep with... Read More

Book Review

Love

by Danielle Ballantyne

Blue-gray backdrops overlaid with warm touches of reds and yellows aid this intimate story about the lasting connections love creates. When Tess has to leave her family for her first day of school, she worries their love won’t be able... Read More

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Weekend Pass

by Jeff Fleischer

In Paul Cavanagh’s novel "Weekend Pass", a patient takes leave from a drug treatment facility to try to repair the damage done to her family. Tasha’s story is gradually revealed via details about her relationships with her family... Read More

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The Merciful

by Karen Rigby

When a hit-and-run kills a South Carolina teenager who was bicycling after dark, the fallout leads a community to ruminate. Jon Sealy’s "The Merciful" is a searing novel in which public judgments and personal reckonings spiral from a... Read More

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At the Edge of the Haight

by Ho Lin

Unsparing but sympathetic, and with journalistic details, "At the Edge of the Haight" begins on an ominous note: a young runaway, Maddy, and her rambunctious dog, Root, happen upon a dying man in Golden Gate Park. A stranger threatens to... Read More

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