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The Blue Book of Nebo

by Elaine Chiew

Reminiscent of Cormac McCarthy’s The Road, Manon Steffan Ros’s "The Blue Book of Nebo" is an elegant, elegiac novel that tempers the enormity of nuclear Armageddon with personal, intimate relationships. Rowenna and her... Read More

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by Meg Nola

Brad Kessler’s compelling and compassionate novel "North" follows Sahro, a young Somali woman who’s forced to flee to Canada to avoid deportation from the US. Detoured by a snowstorm, she becomes the troubled secret guest of a small... Read More

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Man of the World

by Michelle Anne Schingler

The skies are seductive to a young man from the French countryside in Layne Maheu’s spellbinding historical novel "Man of the World". Auguste is the son of an apple farmer, for whom days replicate in calm form, in whom thrives a thirst... Read More

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Black Paper

by Dontaná McPherson-Joseph

Art is the lens through which Teju Cole examines and makes sense of our shared humanity in the essay collection "Black Paper". Across six sections, Cole uses different art forms, including painting, photography, and literature, to... Read More

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Springer Mountain

by Ashley Holstrom

A short fever dream of a book, "Springer Mountain" combines historical records with personal philosophies about the evolution of meat-eating and vegetarianism in human beings. Wyatt Williams, a restaurant critic, was on a mission to... Read More

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