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The Fifth Woman

by Laura Leavitt

The mundane becomes poetic in Nona Caspers’s novel-in-vignettes, "The Fifth Woman". Its atmosphere of grief is established with tight, beautiful prose. An unnamed narrator who’s lost her partner must grapple with her grief while also... Read More

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The Island of Always

by Laura Leavitt

"The Island of Always" is a zany and unpredictable comedic literary novel. Stephen Evans’ funny "The Island of Always" incorporates environmental activism and mental health concerns into a back-and-forth romance between a former... Read More

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The View from Here

by Laura Leavitt

Lynne Hinton’s charming The View From Here interlaces recollections of childhood days of wonder in the woods with themes of protesting environmental degradation. Katie Sinclair isn’t quite sure why she decided it was worth it to... Read More

Book Review

Backlash

by Laura Leavitt

Searing, honest, and unflagging in its pursuit of understanding, George Yancy’s "Backlash" holds a mirror up to angry commenters and white liberals alike, forcing a reckoning with shared complicity in racism. Yancy’s now-famous 2015... Read More

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The Boy from the Forge

by Laura Leavitt

"The Boy from the Forge" is a skillfully written, nostalgic coming-of-age story. Matt Brandt’s "The Boy from the Forge" is a sympathetic coming-of-age novel in which a young man makes choices that will shape him for decades to come.... Read More

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