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Rendez-Vu

by Alex Franks

This intensely readable and engaging mystery is full of rich cultural details. A thriller set in modern-day Sacramento, Pete Liebengood’s "Rendez-Vu" is an emotional page-turner focused on contemporary journalism and its relationship... Read More

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Defining Moments

by Alex Franks

This slim volume of poetry celebrates the ordinary and explores tragedies with sympathetic emotional impacts. A collection of poetry written over the space of a lifetime, "Defining Moments" presents a picture of a man’s personal life... Read More

Book Review

Jonathan Harnisch

by Alex Franks

This, it is easy to imagine, is what life with mental illness is like for some: full of continuous questioning, rationalization, guilt, anxiety. Jonathan Harnisch: An Alibiography presents a simultaneously dazzling and frightening... Read More

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Constant is the Rain

by Alex Franks

Scenes of hardship create an image of a people and country existing without defined meaning. In this blend of poetry, prose, and artwork, established writer and artist Rex Sexton presents an ugly picture of recession-era America, rife... Read More

Book Review

Lucien and I

by Alex Franks

This is an excellent novel-in-vignettes exploring one man’s enviable existence of over-indulgence and fun. A novel told in vignettes, "Lucien and I" blends together stories and scenes from all over the world as it depicts the life of... Read More

Book Review

Mystic

by Alex Franks

This novel is a celebration of not just America’s famous pastime or military heroes, but the country’s uncanny ability to synthesize and unify. After the end of the Civil War, the men of Mystic return home from the blood-soaked... Read More

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'Sweet Crude' Odyssey

by Alex Franks

The seedy underbelly of oil dependence is directly confronted in this novel about exploitation. A novel that exposes the exploitation of developing nations, Alex Sochi’s ’Sweet Crude’ Odyssey follows a young man’s descent into... Read More

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