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Light from Other Stars

by Michelle Anne Schingler

In Erika Swyler’s glittering novel "Light from Other Stars", Nedda has sky-high dreams of following in Judith Resnik’s footsteps but finds herself subject to the reckless whims of others. In her childhood, it was Nedda’s brilliant,... Read More

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The Record Keeper

by Michelle Anne Schingler

In Agnes Gomillion’s gripping science fiction debut, "The Record Keeper", Arika is born in a postwar, resource-ravaged world and is plucked from her community’s nursery for a position of power. Arika may have a warm bed, clean... Read More

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Castle of Concrete

by Michelle Anne Schingler

Imagine becoming an adult under the imposing shadow of the Soviet Union. That’s what Sonya faces when she’s pulled down from her quiet life in Siberia to rejoin her mother, a Jewish dissident, in the USSR’s waning days. In Katia... Read More

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Every Human Love

by Kristen Rabe

Imaginative and haunting, "Every Human Love" is a masterful collection of short stories by Joanna Pearson, written with insight and empathy. The characters—students, mothers, interns, teachers––are resilient but wounded. In “The... Read More

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Among the Lost

by Rebecca Hussey

Emiliano Monge’s "Among the Lost" is a harrowing novel about migration and human trafficking, told from the points of view of both victims and victimizers. Set in an unnamed country that resembles Mexico and taking place over the... Read More

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Shortcuts

by Aimee Jodoin

Parker Mills has a secret that she knows is both a gift and a burden: she is a psychic empath who senses the emotions of those around her. One of the few children born to parents who used a mysterious fertility treatment that has since... Read More

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