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Cages

by Monica Carter

This quiet novel explores the little-traversed ground of birdsong and the science of communication. Sylvia Torti’s "Cages" is a thought-provoking novel about the complexity of birdsong and how it parallels human communication, related... Read More

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A Careful Heart

by Monica Carter

Violence in relationships can affect anyone, as "A Careful Heart" compellingly proves. "A Careful Heart" is a romance novel by way of domestic abuse. Sound improbable? Perhaps, but Ralph Josiah Bardsley takes on that often-neglected... Read More

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Lucky Jim

by Monica Carter

Hart deftly describes the life of an alcoholic and the challenging but rewarding life of recovery. From journeying down the road to priesthood to dinners with the Clintons to sex-fueled crack addiction, Jim Hart has truly lived a life of... Read More

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Do Not Say We Have Nothing

by Monica Carter

Angela Lin’s narration of this beautifully written novel makes this a listening experience worth savoring. Madeleine Thien’s "Do Not Say We Have Nothing" is a multigenerational saga depicting the lives of three classical musicians... Read More

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A Zero Sum Game

by Monica Carter

With echoes of 1984 and Brave New World, Rabasa delivers a forceful, hysterical debut that’s one for the political ages. “Outside of vague moral notions and Manichean fables, truth was, in reality, no use at all,” muses a character... Read More

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A Cage in Search of a Bird

by Monica Carter

Noiville’s novel is a sharp, taut thriller, both thought-provoking and terrifying. Florence Noiville’s "A Cage in Search of a Bird" is an engrossing psychological thriller that examines the emotional depths of obsession. The book is... Read More

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The Madonna of Notre Dame

by Monica Carter

An egregious murder in a beloved church initiates a compelling whodunit in this energetic and original crime novel. How do you catch a killer in one of the world’s most celebrated churches, particularly during the Feast of the... Read More

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