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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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Oh Joy Sex Toy

by Claire Foster

Moen’s message: sex can be and mean many things; explore it for yourself. Wild or mild? Oh Joy Sex Toy, Vol. 4 explores the many angles, acts, and archetypes of sex, gender, and sexual identity. Ambitious in its scope, this comic is a... Read More

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Body Music

by Peter Dabbene

Julie Maroh examines relationships of every sort in the fictional graphic novel "Body Music". Across a variety of settings and characters, French author Maroh turns her eye to love—its physical aspects, which seem to have inspired the... Read More

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The Big Lie

by Claire Foster

In a futuristic England where the Nazis won the Second World War, Jessika Keller is a model citizen. Her family is perfect, her father is a high-ranking official. But her conformity feels like an itchy suit, and the more rules she... Read More

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A Thousand Distant Radios

by Jeff Fleischer

The material may be dark, but Skinner’s deadpan delivery keeps it funny. In his short story collection, "A Thousand Distant Radios", Woody Skinner showcases a deft sense of humor, a distinctive voice, and clever, imaginative premises.... Read More

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Mother of All Pigs

by Amanda Adams

Halasa’s prose is revelatory. Wholly authentic and profoundly insightful, Mother of all Pigs, by Malu Halasa, is a captivating look at the lives of a Middle Eastern family. A butcher by trade, Hussein Sabas specializes in offering... Read More

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