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Carry the Sky

by Alicia Sondhi

Often-affecting moments of poetry are "Carry the Sky"’s most defining, unique characteristic. "Carry the Sky", the first novel by award-winning poet Kate Gray, reads a bit like a quiet song. The refrain of repeated imagery deliberately... Read More

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Edge of Nowhere

by Alicia Sondhi

Thematic reinforcements add interesting layers of complexity to this tale of wilderness survival. With metaphoric elements and emotional catharses, the newest novella from John Smelcer, "Edge of Nowhere", overcomes some pacing issues to... Read More

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Out of Peel Tree

by Alicia Sondhi

Striking imagery imbues the ordinary with meaning—every vivid word serves a purpose. With layers of symbolism and poetic lyricism, Laura Long’s carefully crafted "Out of Peel Tree" begs to be slowly absorbed, read and reread, as it... Read More

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The Vicar's Wife

by Alicia Sondhi

The conflict of balancing motherhood with a career, as well as the effort required of marriage, are issues that will surely resonate with modern readers. A seamless blend of historical and contemporary fiction, The Vicar’s Wife weaves... Read More

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Summer in Muskoka

by Alicia Sondhi

This ode to the family cottage celebrates multi-generational family bonds with a comforting voice and often humorous nostalgia. Among the crystalline lakes of Muskoka, Ontario, three generations of the Potts family built thirty years... Read More

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The Truth about You and Me

by Alicia Sondhi

Readers will get lost in Madelyn’s brooding narrative and pressured life, feeling the chemistry with her young teacher. In her third book, Amanda Grace has once again created a thoughtfully drawn female who will make readers want to... Read More

Book Review

The Eyes of India

by Alicia Sondhi

The one-of-a-kind illustrations and exotic setting of this adventure emphasize subtle messages about death and intuition. Featuring unique, multi-patterned graphic illustrations produced in part by middle-school students, "The Eyes of... Read More

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