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Strangers to Temptation

by Karen Ackland

The stories in this collection are funny, often poignant, and not easily forgotten. The thirteen coming-of-age stories in Scott Gould’s terrific collection, "Strangers to Temptation", share a common narrator remembering his teenage... Read More

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Immigration Essays

by Karen Ackland

These are thought-provoking meditations on family, immigration, and the American dream. In "Immigration Essays", Sybil Baker provides a provocative, open-hearted investigation into the ways that people leave home, and the reasons why.... Read More

Book Review

All Over Ireland

by Karen Ackland

The focus on Irish themes proves the adage that the local is the universal. These are stories that concern us all. "All Over Ireland" features fourteen short stories by contemporary Irish writers, stories in which emigration is a... Read More

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Rising Abruptly

by Karen Ackland

These stories are a literary ode to climbers and the mountains that captivate them. The seven quirky stories in Gisèle Villeneuve’s new collection, "Rising Abruptly", all have mountains at their heart. Beginning when a young woman... Read More

Book Review

Waste

by Karen Ackland

Adrenalin-laced and with a strong sense of the absurd, this small-town Canadian novel explores situations both dark and amoral. Andrew F. Sullivan’s "Waste" takes place in a small Canadian town over a December weekend in 1989.... Read More

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