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The Tenth Witness

by Leia Menlove

Made vivid by Rosen’s careful crafting, inquisitive Henri and the variety of countries in which he investigates dig up intriguing realities from the past. Leonard Rosen’s "The Tenth Witness" reintroduces handsome Henri Poincare, who... Read More

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Farm for Mutes

by Leia Menlove

Through his clever and compelling prose, Anastasopoulos imbues a creepy air of mystery that permeates this unconventional read. In Dimitri Anastasopoulos’ unusual novel, we encounter the trappings of middle-class life—with an alien... Read More

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Whip Smart

by Leia Menlove

Whip Smart: Lola Montez Conquers the Spaniards follows the emergence of nubile woman-of-mystery Lola Montez—a little-known historic figure who lived in nineteenth century England. Lola, née Eliza Rosana Gilbert, falls in love, engages... Read More

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The Center of the World

by Leia Menlove

Imagine a painting so powerful it rekindles passions, revives the libido of a septuagenarian, captures the imagination of dispassionate art collectors, and cause a conspiracy to shroud its very existence. This is the topic of "The Center... Read More

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The Inbetween People

by Leia Menlove

"The Inbetween People" takes place in war-torn, Intifada-era Israel. Against this backdrop two young men, a Jewish pioneer and an Israeli Arab, become friends only to discover that the country’s past holds them in its thrall more than... Read More

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Parnucklian for Chocolate

by Leia Menlove

“Three weeks before his sixteenth birthday, Josiah was allowed to move back in with his mother, who had been impregnated with him during an alien abduction her freshman year of college.” So begins "Parnucklian for Chocolate", a... Read More

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Being Esther

by Leia Menlove

Esther Lustig, anti-Golden Girl and heroine of "Being Esther", is coping with senescence. Her children are dismissive. Her late husband haunts her. Her friends have died, deteriorated, or moved away. “She considers the infinite... Read More

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