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Dream House

by Jo-Ann Graziano

Uncertainty in love threatens the foundation of many dream houses. In her debut short story collection, Bean leaves the back door open allowing a glimpse into the domestic lives of her Midwestern teachers, students, and academics. A... Read More

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The Cry of an Occasion

by Jo-Ann Graziano

Bausch has gathered an assemblage of writings that would do Robert Penn Warren, Eudora Welty, Walker Percy, and Cleanth Brooks proud. Each of these nineteen stories was written by someone Bausch considers a personal hero from amongst the... Read More

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A Fine Excess

by Jo-Ann Graziano

The editors have mined enough lyrical gems—in poetry, prose, and short fiction—to decorate a fine literary crown. The premise behind the collection is Keats ideal of “a fine excess” where language languishes to evoke rich images.... Read More

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Pronoun Music

by Jo-Ann Graziano

Like a good psychiatrist, Cohen shows how a character’s psyche is built upon family memories. Whether an argumentative couple on Catskills holiday with their only-child, a disbarred New York psychiatrist and his patient-girlfriend, or... Read More

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Killing Cassidy

by Jo-Ann Graziano

When an old colleague dies in Indiana, Dorothy Martin is summoned back to the Midwest from her expatriate exile in England. Martin enthusiasts know her as a feisty, seventy-year-old widow with a quirky hat fetish, remarried now to a... Read More

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The Sailor's Wife

by Jo-Ann Graziano

By transporting a nineteen-year-old Floridian in 1975 to the hard life of a Greek island, Benedict has found a potential metaphor for feminist awakening. Joyce is swept away from the supermarket and her staid American Family by a Greek... Read More

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Behold, This Dreamer

by Jo-Ann Graziano

Miller’s debut Southern epic chronicles the formative years of a man consumed by the best kind of hubris-the pride to withstand any adversity. Janson Sanders, half American Indian, half-white, comes of marrying age in the depression... Read More

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Snapshots

by Jo-Ann Graziano

No woman wants to hear that she is her mother’s daughter, yet she is. Oates and Berliner have collected an album of seventeen candid snapshots of mother-daughter life. These stories, by prominent, international women writers, explore... Read More

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