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The Pretenders

by Philip J. Kowalski

In the realistic novel "The Pretenders", the workplace overshadows the personal. Leland J. Katz’s contemporary autobiographical novel "The Pretenders" is a professional coming-of-age story that follows Joel Kramer through the ups and... Read More

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Cloud of Expectation

by Philip J. Kowalski

"Cloud of Expectation" is a sophisticated yet approachable collection of poems. Mike Westphal’s "Cloud of Expectation" collects lyric and prose poems that recall the author’s childhood and ancestral past. A vibrant speaker connects... Read More

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Dial In

by Philip J. Kowalski

Situating Soka Buddhism within world history, this book defines a curious and esoteric religious sect. J. M. Walsh’s "Dial In" employs the metaphor of a radio dial in its discussion of Soka Buddhism, arguing that one must tune in very... Read More

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Inside the World

by Philip J. Kowalski

By turns quirky, touching, amusing, and sad, Inside the World: As Al Lehman is an intellectual achievement that rivals some of the best literary fiction of the last half century. Marvin Cohen’s biography of the fictional Al Lehman,... Read More

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