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  • NONFICTION

    ACTIVIST ODYSSEY

NONFICTION

ACTIVIST ODYSSEY

by Sylvia Hart Wright

A smart, straight-talking account by an author who courageously followed her beliefs. Full review >

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  • NONFICTION

    IN THE SPACE BETWEEN MOMENTS

    SEPT. 14, 2018

  • FICTION

    IN THOSE GLORY DAYS OF ELVIS

    OCT. 30, 2018

FICTION

IN THOSE GLORY DAYS OF ELVIS

by Josephine Rascoe Keenan

A coming-of-age story that deftly demonstrates the potency of standing up for one’s beliefs. Full review >

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  • NONFICTION

    COMMUNIST DAZE

    FEB. 13, 2017

BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR

COMMUNIST DAZE

by Vladimir Tsesis

A historically eye-opening memoir told with insight and wit. Full review >

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  • FICTION

    KARMA'S ENVOY

    AUG. 9, 2018

FICTION

KARMA'S ENVOY

by Kevan Houser

A promising first novel featuring an unlikely hero. Full review >

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  • FICTION

    THE SOULS OF THE LASH

    MARCH 27, 2018

  • FICTION

    THE MERMAID UPSTAIRS

    JUNE 29, 2018

FICTION

THE MERMAID UPSTAIRS

by Jami Lilo

An exuberant fantasy that earnestly explores its teen protagonist’s problems. Full review >

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  • FICTION

    SPLINTERED PADDLE

    APRIL 13, 2019

FICTION

SPLINTERED PADDLE

by Bill Fernandez , illustrated by Judith Fernandez , photographed by Judith Fernandez

An action-packed adventure, a wealth of historical and cultural minutiae, and an engaging protagonist. Full review >

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  • FICTION

    THREAD DISCARDED

THREAD DISCARDED

by D.R. Meckfessel

An assortment of intriguing characters and subplots neatly packed into a memorable cautionary tale. Full review >

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  • FICTION

    THREAD RECOVERED

THREAD RECOVERED

by D.R. Meckfessel

An engaging second sci-fi installment with remarkable details and characters. Full review >

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  • FICTION

    FORRESTER BRANCH

    JAN. 2, 2019

FORRESTER BRANCH

by Greg Corle

A philosophically simplistic but entertaining ecological drama. Full review >

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  • FICTION

    GHOST NEXT DOOR

    SEPT. 22, 2018

FICTION

GHOST NEXT DOOR

by Helen Currie Foster

A sufficient mystery elevated by a pragmatic and able heroine. Full review >

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  • FICTION

    JUDGING NOA

    APRIL 1, 2018

FICTION

JUDGING NOA

by Michal Strutin

A good choice for readers who love historical tales of strong-willed women. Full review >

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  • FICTION

    THE VAVASOUR MACBETH

    MAY 7, 2019

ROMANCE

THE VAVASOUR MACBETH

by Bart Casey

An engaging read with a plethora of captivating literary and historical details wrapped in a contemporary whodunit. Full review >

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  • NONFICTION

    CLIMBING THE HOLY MOUNTAIN OF RECOVERY

    DEC. 2, 2015

  • FICTION

    TEARS FROM IRON

    OCT. 13, 2018

FICTION

TEARS FROM IRON

by Jonathan Oldenburg

Laudable characters and striking exposition give this world a grand introduction. Full review >

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  • INDIE

    STANDING ABOVE A SIGH

    FEB. 13, 2018

STANDING ABOVE A SIGH

by Azadeh Azad

Searching poems that often make effective use of language, though some are overly polemical at times. Full review >

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  • FICTION

    WATERS PLANTATION

    NOV. 6, 2018

FICTION

WATERS PLANTATION

by Myra Hargrave McIlvain

Readers will likely welcome a sequel to this well-wrought historical family saga. Full review >

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  • NONFICTION

    IF THESE STONES COULD TALK

    NOV. 7, 2018

  • CHILDREN'S

    MAGIC MOON

    APRIL 19, 2014

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