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The Ghost Dancers

by Eileen Gonzalez

Written thirty years ago and now published posthumously, Adrian C. Louis’s novel "The Ghost Dancers" is about the violence that enables a father-son reunion. The Wilson family descends from a powerful medicine man, but the glory of the... Read More

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Ring

by Karen Rigby

André Alexis ruminates on romance and matrilineal legacies in his eloquent novel Ring, in which Torontonians’ lives are touched by a mysterious ritual. Fusing chance encounters with myth, poetry, and questions of faith and love, this... Read More

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Crickets

by Delia Stanley

In Lee Chappel’s thriller "Crickets", a woman is forced to confront her past, whose threats stretch into the present. Kara fled Paige, Ohio, after she was raped by one of its prominent citizens. Her father’s sudden death forces her... Read More

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Here Is a Body

by Karen Rigby

In Basma Abdel Aziz’s haunting novel about state oppression, "Here Is a Body", homeless youth are conscripted into a rehabilitation program sponsored by a general, while ordinary citizens, who oppose him, protest a recent coup. In this... Read More

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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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