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Clover

by Danielle Ballantyne

The youngest in a large family living on a farm, Clover has trouble making decisions. With her brother’s encouragement, she decides to accompany him to the river, but a lost goat coaxes her back into the woods. Faced with many choices... Read More

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Kit and Caboodle

by Danielle Ballantyne

Kit is a witch who has lived alone for a hundred years—until Caboodle, a bat with a mangled wing, comes tumbling through her window one Halloween. When magic fails to fix Caboodle’s wing, Kit insists that he stay until he is healed.... Read More

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Night of the Living Rez

by Kristen Rabe

The discerning, masterful short stories in Morgan Talty’s "Night of the Living Rez" follow a Native community in Maine with power and precision. David, a Penobscot boy who grows up in a dysfunctional family on an isolated island... Read More

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Watersong

by Kristine Morris

A fortune teller issues a warning against three women with water-related names in Clarissa Goenawan’s dark, atmospheric novel "Watersong". Arai has been plagued by nightmares of drowning since childhood. A fortune teller’s dire... Read More

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These Dark Skies

by Eileen Gonzalez

Arianne Zwartjes reckons with her unwitting, unwilling role in historical global power struggles in "These Dark Skies". Growing up as a white American, Zwartjes never had to think much about her privileged position on the world stage.... Read More

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Mr. Coats

by Danielle Ballantyne

A man who is always cold shivers even in his three-stove house; no visitors can stand the heat. Finally fed up, he heads to the shops, piling on coat after coat and earning himself the name Mr. Coats. Now too big to fit in his house, he... Read More

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Misfire

by Eileen Gonzalez

Paul Miller-Melamed examines the origins of World War I in his historical survey "Misfire". Popular history suggests that World War I began when a Bosnian Serb, Gavrilo Princip, shot Archduke Franz Ferdinand in Sarajevo in June of 1914.... Read More

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