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The Weight of Nothing

by Lara Williams

Clean-slatedness is a state of mind; “a unique method that allows the patient to reconnect in short order with the sine qua non of their soul while ridding the mind of all that is harmful and foul.” When this novel’s protagonist,... Read More

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Theodora

by Lara Williams

Was Theodora a ruthless Byzantine empress who plotted and schemed her way onto the throne? Or antiquity’s own feminist who merits a place in the annals of history’s extraordinary women? The author brings to life a female legend upon... Read More

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The Vanishing Moon

by Lara Williams

This is the steel of working-class, Mid-Western America described by a poet. What the story lacks in hope is counteracted by the beauty of the author’s narrative, which captures a fine balance of collective suffering and individual... Read More

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Turning Bones

by Lara Williams

With its roots firmly embedded in the author’s genealogical tree, this story combines fact and fiction in an historical account of one Midwestern farming family across two hundred years and six generations. Based upon scarce public... Read More

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