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Best 2015 Indie Books on Social Equality

  • NONFICTION

    Crossroads

    JUNE 3, 2015

NONFICTION

Crossroads

by Christopher Conte

A strong collection of memoiristic writing that illuminates African womanhood while blending diverse styles and experiences. Full review >

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  • FICTION

    THE TRIAL OF PHILLIS WHEATLEY

    JAN. 23, 2014

FICTION

THE TRIAL OF PHILLIS WHEATLEY

by Ronald B. Wheatley

Classic American history theater for readers who are weary of The Crucible and Inherit the Wind. Full review >

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  • INDIE

    Quite Happy

    JUNE 12, 2015

Quite Happy

by L. C. Williams

Williams picks up the baton from Maya Angelou, raising her voice to decry racism and sexism in America. Full review >

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  • NONFICTION

    THE JOURNALIST

    NOV. 22, 2014

  • INDIE

    CONSTANT IS THE RAIN

    JAN. 7, 2015

CONSTANT IS THE RAIN

by Rex Sexton

The bleakness may be hard to take, but Sexton’s talent for social commentary and character sketching marks him as—in a title... Full review >

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  • NONFICTION

    REBUILDING A DREAM

    SEPT. 1, 2014

NONFICTION

REBUILDING A DREAM

by Andre F Shashaty

A must-read for policymakers at all levels and recommended for anyone who wants to understand housing problems while working... Full review >

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  • FICTION

    Missionaries Make the Best Companions

    AUG. 1, 2015

FICTION

Missionaries Make the Best Companions

by Johnny Townsend

Another of Townsend’s rich dissections of Mormon failures and uncertainties, this time among the shock-troops of faith. Full review >

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  • FICTION

    The Color of our Sky

    MARCH 20, 2017

FICTION

The Color of our Sky

by Amita Trasi

A sad, soulful, and revelatory story about a deeply troubled nation in transition. Full review >

FULL REVIEW >
  • FICTION

    DAYDREAMERS

    MARCH 15, 2015

FICTION

DAYDREAMERS

by Jonathan Harper

A fine debut collection from a gifted chronicler of contemporary queer discontents. Full review >

FULL REVIEW >
  • NONFICTION

    THE NEWSPAPER BOY

NONFICTION

THE NEWSPAPER BOY

by Chervis Isom

A touching, heartfelt, and amusing book that provides a wonderful personal perspective on a period of historical and... Full review >

FULL REVIEW >

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