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Seasons Between Us

by Kristen Rabe

The dazzling speculative fiction anthology "Seasons Between Us" features a range of distinct and powerful voices. These stories imagine parallel worlds in which different rules apply, animated by androids, aliens, selkies, and dryads.... Read More

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Tooth of the Covenant

by Meg Nola

In Norman Lock’s splendid historical novel "Tooth of the Covenant", Nathaniel Hawthorne is troubled by his ancestor’s dark legacy as a harsh, heartless judge. In 1851, Hawthorne enjoys the positive reception of his most recent work,... Read More

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The Perfect Plan

by Danielle Ballantyne

The beauty and mystery of the forest invites and enchants in this story about how working together can create something more beautiful than anyone could accomplish alone. Maya has meticulously planned out her tree fort, but she runs into... Read More

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My Mistress' Eyes Are Raven Black

by Karen Rigby

In Terry Roberts’s ominous historical novel My Mistress’ Eyes Are Raven Black, Ellis Island’s immigration policies take a bleak post-war turn. In 1920, an Irish immigrant vanishes after being sent to the Isolation Ward. Suspecting... Read More

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The Secret History of Here

by Wendy Hinman

In his joyous book "The Secret History of Here", Alistair Moffat uncovers the rich history, and natural wonders, surrounding his Scottish border farm. Moffat’s observations and discoveries come through descriptive diary entries that... Read More

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