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Farthest South

by Peter Dabbene

Ethan Rutherford’s "Farthest South" is a spooky, sweet, wondrous short story collection. Rutherford’s stories possess undeniable darkness, and his collection maintains suspense throughout. But the thread that connects the stories is... Read More

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William Still

by Kristine Morris

In "William Still", William Kashatus relates the story of the Pennsylvania Anti-Slavery Society (PASS) clerk who risked his life to help nearly a thousand escaped slaves reach freedom during the tumultuous years leading up to the... Read More

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Unity

by Eileen Gonzalez

In Elly Bangs’s science fiction novel "Unity", two people, haunted by their past deeds, outrun an apocalypse to find new purpose. Danae was already planning her escape from Bloom City, an underwater aquapolis, when the war started. She... Read More

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Monsters

by Peter Dabbene

Consummate craftsman Barry Windsor-Smith presents an epic tale of love, horror, revenge, and redemption in his outstanding graphic novel "Monsters". The story revolves around the fate of Bobby Bailey, a young man marked by family tragedy... Read More

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Big Bad

by Wendy Hinman

Whitney Collins’s layered short story collection "Big Bad" concerns the dark impulses that lurk within. In the ingenious cautionary tale “Big Bad,” a woman gives birth to progressively wiser iterations of herself. In the... Read More

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A Beary Rainy Day

by Danielle Ballantyne

A blue bear named Wallow always gets gloomy when it rains, preferring to stay in bed, but a visit from his friend Little Cub has him donning his yellow raincoat and learning to find the silver lining of storm clouds. Mixed-media... Read More

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Libertie

by Karen Rigby

In Kaitlyn Greenidge’s powerful coming-of-age novel "Libertie", a freeborn Black girl’s hunger to define her own boundaries carries her across an ocean and back. The darker daughter of a light-skinned, widowed homeopath, Libertie... Read More

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