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Master of Sorrows

by Claire Foster

Artifacts, ancient secrets, and an aching desire to prove himself force neophyte Annev de Breth to contend with magical forces in "Master of Sorrows", the first book in The Silent Gods series from Justin Travis Call. Annev, a student at... Read More

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Keeping Time

by Claire Foster

"Keeping Time" is a rich novel that explores the nature of a marriage and asks whether love is a monolith, a miracle of biology, or an artificial construct. Alternating between the late 1980s and the early 2000s, the story focuses on a... Read More

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Parable of the Brown Girl

by Claire Foster

Fulfilling the promise that “the last shall be first,” Khristi Lauren Adams’s The Parable of the Brown Girl is a moving call to power for black women and girls. Drawing on biblical stories and Adams’s personal experiences as a... Read More

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Daydreaming on a Train to Canada

by Claire Foster

"Daydreaming on a Train to Canada" is a high-concept poetry collection whose mellow, reflective poems capture the once-in-a-lifetime experience of finding a new home at the end of a long journey. R. R. Pravin’s "Daydreaming on a Train... Read More

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Snuck Past Death and Sleep

by Claire Foster

"Snuck Past Death and Sleep" is a descriptive and provocative historical novel about homophobia on college campuses. Benjamin Norman Pierce’s novel "Snuck Past Death and Sleep" concentrates on a tense period on a college campus in the... Read More

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This Day Is Ours

by Claire Foster

Enriched by historical details and high-stakes adventures, "This Day Is Ours" is a masterful romance set in America’s early days. Fast-paced and lively as an unbroken filly, Gretchen Jeannette’s "This Day Is Ours" is a Robin... Read More

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