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All the Fierce Tethers

by Monica Carter

“Metaphors get compromised. Get eroded and need updating. Rerouting. Reconstituting,” writes Lia Purpura. This is just one of the luminous themes mined in her glittering new essay collection "All the Fierce Tethers". In prose that is... Read More

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Kate's Ring

by Catherine Thureson

In Donna Grassby’s moving debut, Kate’s Ring, a thirteen-year-old girl tries to hold her family together through hardships and tragedy. Kate is the oldest of six siblings. Her mother suffers from tuberculosis; her father is loving,... Read More

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No Common War

by Susan Waggoner

Luke Salisbury’s stunning Civil War novel "No Common War" brings America’s bloodiest war to life through the eyes of a father, a son, and those who care about them. Mason Salisbury, a staunch abolitionist, has seen the cruelty of... Read More

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In the Night of Memory

by Amy O'Loughlin

Linda LeGarde Grover’s poignant "In the Night of Memory" explores loss and belonging among an Ojibwe family in northern Minnesota. It’s 1977, and two sisters—three-year-old Azure and four-year-old Rain—are taken from their... Read More

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The Gift of Wonder

by Melissa Wuske

Christine Aroney-Sine’s "The Gift of Wonder" invites childlike joy back into faith through creative practices. “I grew up with a serious, workaholic type of God,” Aroney-Sine begins. Many Christians can relate. For them, the book... Read More

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