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Suspended Sentence

by Karen Rigby

"Suspended Sentence" is an insightful memoir about a tense period within a family. Janice Morgan’s forthright memoir "Suspended Sentence" is about tenaciously parenting her adult bipolar son and helping him chart his own course. When... Read More

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Secrets of My Heart

by Karen Rigby

In Tracie Peterson’s engrossing historical romance "Secrets of My Heart", dangerous truths threaten a city’s future as a widow discovers her late husband’s misdeeds. Nancy married Albert to escape her rural, religious upbringing,... Read More

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Lost in Oaxaca

by Karen Rigby

Travel and awakening combine in "Lost in Oaxaca", Jessica Winters Mireles’s delicate romance. Camille is a piano teacher at a personal and professional crossroads. After an abusive lover left her injured, Camille turned cautious. Her... Read More

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You've Got Something Coming

by Karen Rigby

One winter, Trucks, a damaged boxer in his forties, takes his deaf daughter, Claudia, out of a children’s home in Wisconsin. In Jonathan Starke’s You’ve Got Something Coming, they hitchhike west for a fresh start. This bittersweet... Read More

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Capable Monsters

by Karen Rigby

Marlin M. Jenkins invigorates a potent mythology with his collection "Capable Monsters", which is grounded in the beloved Pokémon franchise and which uses its lines to navigate a queer, black life. With entries made original by the... Read More

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The Moon Always Rising

by Karen Rigby

"The Moon Always Rising" is a complicated and memorable supernatural romance. In Alice C. Early’s unusual romance "The Moon Always Rising", an investment banker buys a haunted West Indies estate, filling it with hope for her future.... Read More

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Beyond the Ghetto Gates

by Karen Rigby

Though it is set in turbulent times, "Beyond the Ghetto Gates" is a timeless coming-of-age story. A teenager’s world is upturned as she’s pulled between her timeless desire and her sense of family duty in Michelle Cameron’s... Read More

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