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Crooked Hallelujah

by Michelle Anne Schingler

Three troubled but tough generations of women, all molded and wounded by the Pentecostal culture around them, are celebrated in Kelli Jo Ford’s masterpiece, patchwork novel, "Crooked Hallelujah". Religion became a source of both... Read More

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Seven

by Michelle Anne Schingler

A sabbatical trip leads to unearthed family secrets in Farzana Doctor’s luminous novel, "Seven". Sharifa and Murtuza’s marriage has settled back into comfortable routines following her emotional affair years prior. Still, Sharifa... Read More

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Feasting Wild

by Michelle Anne Schingler

"Feasting Wild" is a fascinating record of ecological travesties committed in the name of pleasing humans’ insatiable appetites. There’s an otherworldly sensibility to Gina Rae La Cerva’s accounts of the lands, airs, and seas as... Read More

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A Children's Bible

by Michelle Anne Schingler

Imagination is a lifeboat, and complacency an albatross, in Lydia Millet’s visionary novel A Children’s Bible. A gaggle of families converge at an ocean-adjacent mansion for a summer of revelry and reconnections, bringing with them... Read More

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