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Buddhism for Western Children

by Laura Leavitt

"Buddhism for Western Children" is a dreamlike literary novel that journeys into the psyche of cult living from the perspective of a child. Daniel’s parents, Ray and Cleary, bring him to Avadhoot Master King Ivanovich’s farm in Maine... Read More

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Spirit of the Fox

by Laura Leavitt

"Spirit of the Fox" is a gripping, culturally immersed mystery. Matthew O’Connell’s intriguing and compelling mystery, "Spirit of the Fox", draws on the culture and history of Japan. Meiko, whose parents, David and Chieko, are... Read More

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Trans Kids

by Laura Leavitt

Tey Meadow’s sympathetic sociological study "Trans Kids" explores the changing social dynamics for families of transgender children and other children who bend or break gender norms. Comprehensive in scope, its interviews and... Read More

Book Review

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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