3Essays on Imagereality by Scott Navicky

As was the case with Navicky’s previous novel, Humboldt, 3Essays on Imagereality is like nothing I’ve read before. When I started the book, I had an initial…

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Transforming

Transforming by Austen Hartke

Austen Hartke has an easy, conversational style whether he’s inspecting Scripture and its historical and cultural contexts or sharing personal stories. Hartke includes conversations…

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The Chalk Man by C. J. Tudor

I didn’t know what to expect going into C. J. Tudor’s The Chalk Man, but the blurb that described it as a combination of…

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We Need To Talk by Celeste Headlee

I have to admit, We Need To Talk started off on the wrong foot with me. I had some issues with the way Headlee…

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Guest Post: Travels & Travails Of Small Minds (Song Essay)

. . . Today I’m welcoming Daniel Falatko to my blog. Daniel has written the following music-related guest post to go along with his…

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The Talented Ribkins by Ladee Hubbard

The Talented Ribkins is a great multigenerational road trip adventure that gently tackles themes such as race, class, politics, and family. It’s literary fiction with…

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Margins and Murmurations by Otter Lieffe

Ahhh that moment when a self-published title blows you away! Otter Lieffe’s novel Margins and Murmurations was fantastic. It offers diverse queer characters, dystopia, a…

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Strange Contagion by Lee Daniel Kravetz

Journalist Lee Daniel Kravetz had recently moved to Palo Alto, California when a cluster of teen suicides, all carried out in the same manner,…

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Lily and Dunkin by Donna Gephart

Unpopular opinion time: I really didn’t like Lily and Dunkin. I gave this book a try (even though it’s a transition story written by a…

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Review in Quotes: Radical Reads from PM Press

Independent publisher PM Press specializes in “radical and stimulating fiction and nonfiction books” with a leftist (not liberal) bent. I recently enjoyed reading the…

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