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Gadly Plain

by Shoilee Khan

Expertly rendered reshapings of biblical stories provide a thoughtful commentary on storytelling’s reflection on the human condition. "Gadly Plain" is a meditative coming-of-age novel that wades through the grief of a young girl yet,... Read More

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Moth;

by Shoilee Khan

Author’s mastery of language penetrates lyrical narratives of self-discovery. Moth; or how I came to be with you again is a collection of short, lyrical narratives that lead tangentially into one another to form a poetry-prose journey... Read More

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Jewelweed

by Shoilee Khan

A novel that revels in the nuances of ordinary lives, crafts beauty from loneliness, and will make readers fall back in love with good writing. The people of Words, Wisconsin, push quietly through their lives. The past is a heavy, wet... Read More

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Ashes Rain Down

by Shoilee Khan

"Ashes Rain Down" is a collection of linked short stories set in a dismal, pre-apocalyptic world where environmental disasters wreak havoc on disparate communities scattered across the country. The world is embroiled in The Forever War,... Read More

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Long Gone Daddies

by Shoilee Khan

"Long Gone Daddies" is a bluesy, smoke-tinged story of a man, his guitar, and the family lore that haunts and threatens to dismantle his future. Luther Gaunt has grown up on tales of his father and grandfather, roving musicians who left... Read More

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Stories of Lily

by Shoilee Khan

"Stories of Lily" is a collection of short anecdotes about a young woman who leaves China to study English in Melbourne, Australia. Lily, along with her friend Iman—a student from Iraq—shop, travel, and learn together while adapting... Read More

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Sauce of Life

by Shoilee Khan

"Sauce of Life" is a family saga set in 1930s British Malaya, where Lai Pek, a middle-aged Chinese businessman, leads a prosperous life with his wife and five children. Pleased with his hard-earned accomplishments and certain of his... Read More

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Transit

by Shoilee Khan

"Transit", by acclaimed French novelist and short story writer Abdourahman Waberi, is a timely and politically relevant novel. Originally published in French in 2003, it is his fourth book to be translated and re-released in English and... Read More

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