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Igifu

by Eileen Gonzalez

In the short stories of Scholastique Mukasonga’s "Igifu", exiled Tutsis struggle to survive and thrive in the aftermath of the Rwandan revolution. Tutsis, Rwanda’s long-oppressed ethnic group, have often suffered harassment,... Read More

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Aseroë

by Eileen Gonzalez

In François Dominique’s esoteric novel "Aseroë", a man ponders life, death, and the in between. Mushrooms are an ancient, inexplicable life form. Their boundary-defying nature inspires François to undertake a study of the limit and... Read More

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That Time of Year

by Eileen Gonzalez

A family holiday takes a turn for the strange and tragic in Marie NDiaye’s novel "That Time of Year". On the last day of their summer vacation, Herman’s wife and son go missing. His only chance of finding them, according to his sole... Read More

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Long Live the Post Horn!

by Eileen Gonzalez

A struggling woman realizes that even small lives have meaning in Vigdis Hjorth’s novel "Long Live the Post Horn!" The discovery of her old diary and a coworker’s suicide make Ellinor realize how stagnant her life is. She feels like... Read More

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Carousel Music

by Eileen Gonzalez

"Carousel Music" is a compelling novel about the subjectivity of memories and the importance of listening when abuse victims speak. Truth and memory are put on trial in Rick Moskovitz’s dark but compelling novel "Carousel Music".... Read More

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The Agent

by Eileen Gonzalez

"The Agent" is an understated mystery about a scam whose perpetrators are motivated by much more than greed. A trio of con artists converges on their latest mark in Marsha Roberts’s mystery novel, "The Agent". Victoria’s business... Read More

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