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Gone but Still Here

by Erika Harlitz Kern

Jennifer Dance’s based-in-truth novel "Gone but Still Here" follows a tragedy-scarred multiracial family as one of its members is diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease. Mary feels herself slipping. Despite her career as a published... Read More

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She Is Haunted

by Dontaná McPherson-Joseph

Grief and reckoning take many forms in Paige Clark’s expressive collection "She Is Haunted". Haunting is most often a regret that tethers one to a place or people: that is the concept at the core of this collection. Every character is... Read More

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The Sisters Sputnik

by Michelle Anne Schingler

Time travelers, storytellers, and evolving synthetic beings lead Terri Favro’s tour de force novel. There are approximately two and a half thousand alternate worlds that Debbie knows of—one for each nuclear blast set off in Earth... Read More

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The Walled Garden

by Eileen Gonzalez

In Robin Farrar Maass’s academic mystery novel "The Walled Garden", decades-old secrets are given voice by a determined graduate student. After promising to fulfill her grandmother’s dying wish, Lucy travels from California to... Read More

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Moldy Strawberries

by Monica Carter

Brazilian writer Caio Fernando Abreu shines light on authoritarian 1980s Brazil, giving voice to those who were oppressed and ignored during the AIDS epidemic, in his exuberant short story collection "Moldy Strawberries". With a ranging... Read More

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Ursula Lake

by Eileen Gonzalez

In poet Charles Harper Webb’s thriller "Ursula Lake", a fishing trip is the impetus for a violent showdown between old friends. On an excursion to British Columbia, Scott, an aspiring musician, bumps into an old friend, Errol. Despite... Read More

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