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Isaac

by Gary Presley

"Isaac" is profound and consequential historical fiction. Robert Karmon’s "Isaac" is a moving tale of a young Polish Jew trapped during the Holocaust, a person who joins anti-Nazi partisans out of necessity, only to be confronted again... Read More

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Sea of Doubt

by Gary Presley

A web of conflict, both internal and external, is addressed in this intelligent and imaginative narrative. In Jeremy D. Holden’s "Sea of Doubt", the Second Coming requires a public relations campaign, one making certain the Messiah... Read More

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Salt Creek

by Gary Presley

Settings are technicolor in this brilliant and engaging historical novel. Lucy Treloar’s "Salt Creek" is a mesmerizing novel in which an English woman reminisces about her Australian youth and the tragedies that befell her family. In... Read More

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Far Stones

by Gary Presley

"Far Stones" offers a fascinating glimpse into an underexplored aspect of the history of the American West. A saga rendered in authentic detail, Loren Woodson’s "Far Stones" is an appealing classic adventure story made exceptional by... Read More

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Early Men

by Gary Presley

Accessible, funny, and insightful, Haraway’s "Early Men" earns its place in a new wave of appreciation for literary short story collections. Britt Haraway’s literary short story collection, "Early Men", provides eleven different... Read More

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The Last Girl

by Gary Presley

Vega is a perfectly flawed, Technicolor noir detective: obsessive, neurotic, and self-indulgent. "The Last Girl" is a modern noir set in steamy Florida in which an ex-reporter traces a young woman who doesn’t want to be found. Laid off... Read More

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Jacob's Descent

by Gary Presley

A whip-smart, tough-minded yet vulnerable female detective rumbling through a gritty environment makes for great entertainment. In her sixth Liv Bergen adventure, Sandra Brannan drops the young FBI agent into the middle of a complex... Read More

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