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Engraved on the Heart

by Karen Rigby

In Tara Johnson’s "Engraved on the Heart", a young Southern woman’s sense of duty to her family bristles against a moral reckoning. Keziah Montgomery shines as an unlikely abolitionist whose star-crossed love kindles a dangerous,... Read More

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The Edge of Over There

by Karen Rigby

"The Edge of Over There" is a mesmerizing, menacing fantasy. Shawn Smucker fuses New Orleans lore, Christian themes, and dystopian landscapes in a thorough exploration of love and its unintended results. Following The Day the Angels... Read More

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Harold the Reindeer

by Karen Rigby

Harold’s journey emphasizes a deep belief that joy can be found even through unexpected developments. Harold the Reindeer: Secrets of Santa Claus explores the rewards of pure-hearted, principled motivations. John Skapura’s tale of a... Read More

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Galahad's Fool

by Karen Rigby

Conrad Bishop and Elizabeth Fuller reimagine the search for the grail in Galahad’s Fool, an experimental, labyrinthine work that highlights the all-consuming nature of art. Drawing from decades of experience behind and on the stage,... Read More

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The Fourteenth of September

by Karen Rigby

"The Fourteenth of September" is a moving tribute to lives altered by the chance nature of the Vietnam draft. Rita Dragonette’s illuminating historical novel "The Fourteenth of September" captures the Vietnam War through the heartaches... Read More

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SELF-ish

by Karen Rigby

"SELF-ish" is Chloe Schwenke’s memoir, following her journey from a male upbringing to life as a woman. From reflections on identity to the reactions of coworkers, family, and friends, this candid account walks an exhilarating,... Read More

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