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Terminal Secret

by Amanda Adams

Featuring a unique, creative plot that is sure to keep audiences guessing, "Terminal Secret" is an enthralling murder mystery. "Terminal Secret" by Mark Gilleo is a gripping and delightful fast-paced murder mystery. Set in Washington,... Read More

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A Perverse Romance

by Amanda Adams

The story is memorable in its approach, and is brightened by unique, compelling writing saturated with vivid imagery. "A Perverse Romance" by Pru La Motte is a bold and exciting satirical take on tradition, desire, cultural expectations,... Read More

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Swearing off Stars

by Amanda Adams

No relationship is easy to maintain, but this story is a heartfelt exploration of the ways in which relationships are absolutely necessary. Danielle M. Wong’s "Swearing off Stars" details the life of Lia Cole, an American studying... 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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Black-Eyed Susan

by Amanda Adams

This is a vivid, spirited search for the self, full of creativity and whimsy. Lively and entertaining, Elizabeth Leiknes’s "Black-Eyed Susan" provides great insight into the art of finding oneself. Susan Specter is a bundle of... Read More

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My Peaceful Place

by Amanda Adams

An enjoyable short story and image collection, "My Peaceful Place" reminds us that no obstacle is too big to overcome with the right mindset. My Peaceful Place: A Collection of Stories and Pictures to Comfort and Heal by Renee Heiss is a... Read More

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Soledades

by Amanda Adams

Wholly absorbing and paced to perfection, "Soledades" is historical fantasy at its finest "Soledades" by Atkin Knowles Akar is an intricate, lush addition to the historical fantasy genre. Vampire Marquaisa has lived some two thousand... Read More

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Keeping It Halal

by Amanda Adams

"Keeping It Halal" is compellingly relevant and paints a picture of the modern Muslim-American experience. Comprehensive fieldwork and engaging candor elevate John O’Brien’s Keeping It Halal: The Everyday Lives of Muslim American... Read More

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