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The Thing About Great White Sharks by Rebecca Adams Wright

The fifteen speculative short stories in The Thing About Great White Sharks blew me away! This collection is creative, offbeat and really delightful. As each…

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Of Things Gone Astray by Janina Matthewson

I love an offbeat read full of magical realism, and Of Things Gone Astray is exactly that. It reads along at a fast clip, with…

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Hall of Small Mammals: Stories by Thomas Pierce

It’s no secret that I love offbeat short story collections. Add Thomas Pierce’s Hall of Small Mammals to the list. Many of these stories…

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When Mystical Creatures Attack! by Kathleen Founds

Schoolteacher Laura Freeman has a nervous breakdown and ends up in a psychiatric hospital. When Mystical Creatures Attack! is the story of her recovery, told…

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Horrorstör by Grady Hendrix

Horrorstör is a haunted house story delivered in an imaginative layout: a retail catalog. Employees at the Orsk furniture superstore in Columbus, Ohio have…

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Humboldt: Or, The Power of Positive Thinking by Scott Navicky

   Title: Humboldt: Or, The Power of Positive ThinkingAuthor: Scott NavickyPublisher: Chicago Center for Literature and Photography (CCLaP) Expected Release:February 17, 2014 Source:I received…

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Review: Safe as Houses by Marie-Helene Bertino

Title: Safe as HousesAuthor: Marie-Helene BertinoPublisher: University of Iowa PressReleased: October 2012Source: publisher (NetGalley) Amazon | Barnes & Noble | Goodreads Synopsis (from Goodreads):…

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Lungs Full of Noise by Tessa Mellas

Title: Lungs Full of NoiseAuthor: Tessa MellasPublisher: University of Iowa PressExpected Release: October 1, 2013Source: publisher (NetGalley) Amazon | Barnes & Noble | Goodreads…

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Review: Bacon and Egg Man by Ken Wheaton

Title: Bacon and Egg ManAuthor: Ken WheatonPublisher: Premier Digital PublishingReleased: February 19, 2013Source: publisher (NetGalley) Amazon | Barnes & Noble | Goodreads Synopsis (from…

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The Color Master by Aimee Bender

I should state up front that Aimee Bender is one of my favorite authors, right up there with Haruki Murakami. Even though I knew…

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