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Tales of a Small-Town King

by Karen Rigby

"Tales of a Small-Town King" is a provocative story about a man forced to confront an ominous legacy. A lawyer questions his loyalty to his coal mining hometown of Shiloh, Kentucky in "Tales of a Small-Town King". Antony Takis Tsegellis... Read More

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Benice

by Karen Rigby

"Benice" is an often enchanting work that harks back to seafaring adventures of days past. Metin Karayaka’s classically appealing middle grade adventure "Benice" is set in a fictional version of Yalova, a Turkish port city on the... Read More

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Norse Hearts

by Karen Rigby

The novel doesn’t gloss over the realities of Viking life but is careful to draw characters with shaded nuances. Robynn Gabel’s bristling ninth-century romance "Norse Hearts" forges an unlikely match against the violence of the era.... Read More

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Cherry Blossoms

by Karen Rigby

Somewhere in between destiny and chance, a man who has bitterly withdrawn from the world receives an invitation to rejoin it in Kim Hooper’s "Cherry Blossoms". Thirty-four-year-old sardonic Jonathan Krause plans to commit suicide after... Read More

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Little Dancer Aged Fourteen

by Karen Rigby

"Little Dancer Aged Fourteen" illuminates a slice of art history with ravishing acuity. Camille Laurens examines Marie van Goethem, the young model and dancer of Degas fame, in a tribute that melds research with quotations, intelligent... Read More

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