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by Eileen Gonzalez

In Brenda Lozano’s "Witches", an Indigenous healer tells her story to a reporter who has her own unhealed wounds. Paloma was killed for being Muxe, a third gender recognized by the Zapotec, one of Mexico’s many Indigenous groups. The... Read More

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Cora's Kitchen

by Randi Hacker

A Black woman rebels against racism and class, finding her voice, in Kimberly Garrett Brown’s novel Cora’s Kitchen. In 1928, Cora James is an aspiring writer who works as a librarian in New York. She is aware of the privileged... Read More

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Almost Visible

by Karen Rigby

A solitary young woman gazes into a senior’s tumultuous past in "Almost Visible", Michelle Sinclair’s immersive novel about finding connections and living through regrets. Fresh from Nova Scotia, Tess moves to Montreal and in with a... Read More

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Days Come & Go

by Eileen Gonzalez

In Hemley Boum’s novel Days Come & Go, a woman’s terminal diagnosis triggers memories of her family’s tragic history. Anna grew up without a mother. Her daughter, Abi, has never known a world without her mother in it. But Anna... Read More

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Let No One Sleep

by Eileen Gonzalez

A taxi driver succumbs to her bizarre, terrifying delusions in Juan José Millás’s novel "Let No One Sleep". From the moment that she heard her downstairs neighbor playing opera through the air vent, Lucía knew that they were... Read More

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All the Tiny Beauties

by Addissyn House

Set in California, Jenn Scott’s novel "All the Tiny Beauties" is a multigenerational story of love and survival. Since he was young, Webb struggled, time and again, to fill the imposed social rituals of “manliness.” Scared to be... Read More

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News of the Air

by Kristen Rabe

Jill Stukenberg’s gripping, atmospheric novel captures the restless moodiness of a family living in Wisconsin’s Northwoods. In a near future that’s threatened by ecological collapse, Allie and Bud flee the sirens and checkpoints of... Read More

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