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Dissidents fight dictatorship with drugs in REPUBLIC DAY

Rating: 3
REPUBLIC DAY follows a loose coalition of criminals, dissidents and artists as they plot to bring about the downfall of a police state governing their country.
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A CURIOUS HOST

Rating: 3
A series of suspicious and identical deaths from an unknown disease, in what is only identified as "the plain town", leave residents nervous and paranoid.
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THE BEAUTY OF THE FALL

Rating: 4
A tech startup wiz, after a number of hard losses, starts a new company devoted to improving the world through conversation – and finds himself in the process.
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INDIAN SUMMER AND OTHER STORIES

Rating: 4
INDIAN SUMMER AND OTHER STORIES is a series of subtle remembrances, drawn by a deft hand, suggesting the world is at six-and-sevens normally, not on that rare and odd day.
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DESCRIPTIONS OF HEAVEN

Rating: 4
DESCRIPTIONS OF HEAVEN is a short and moody chronicle by a husband who is watching his wife die of cancer while striving to make sense of it all.
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GOD, GRACE AND DUMB LUCK, a collection of short stories about life, love + the general shortcomings of life

Rating: 2.3
In GOD, GRACE AND DUMB LUCK, author Phloyd Knucklez tries his utmost to deliver a collection of short stories about life, love, desire and the general shortcomings of life itself.
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Political parties of the future own everything in THE LINES OF UNION

Rating: 2.7
THE LINES OF THE UNION hits close to home and flips American politics on its back to expose the unsightly underbelly of capitalism.
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The periodical cicadas usher in disaster in DELUGE

Rating: 3
The Purvis family, affluent Southerners with a superstitious streak, flee cicadas in the night one summer—but misfortune closely follows.
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A young man comes of age under the tutelage of his astrologer uncle in ASTROLOGER'S APPRENTICE

Rating: 2
A young man comes of age under the tutelage of his astrologer uncle, but must decide whether or not to follow him on his quest to prove astrology's scientific validity.
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Beautifully written and engagingly presented, SEARCHING FOR PARADISE is a road trip worth taking

Rating: 4
When life becomes too routine, dreams aren’t coming true, and restlessness sets in, the only choice for three friends is to get in the car and make their way back to their familial roots.
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Preparing to be unprepared for surprises in AUTOFLICK: A Study of Whales and Cigarettes That Became a Novel

Rating: 3.8
Izzy, a perpetually-unprepared Boy Scout, tags along on his father's madcap study of people who toss cigarette butts from their cars in John R. Bancroft's coming-of-age story.
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A doctor struggles with the concept of the ends justifying the means in: BEING AND BECOMING

Rating: 4
In this engaging tale of moral crisis, Dr. Arya Krish has the best of intentions...at first.
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Failed love affairs and self discovery in: COVERED PACES

Rating: 4
Tired of unfaithful lovers, a woman moves from Los Angeles back to her hometown of Miami, Florida, only to discover that true love starts with oneself in this moving story.
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A young couple fights betrayal and the passage of time to rekindle their love: IN THIS LIFE

Rating: 3
A young couple tries to recapture the romance of their first encounter after years apart and secrets discovered in this sweet and stirring literary romance.
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A man contends with depression as he takes on the role of a human lab rat in: MAYS LANDING

Rating: 5
After a botched suicide attempt, a medical school dropout becomes a human lab rat in order to scrape out a new existence for himself.
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A woman struggles with an abusive husband in: THE RIPPLES OF GUILT

Rating: 2.5
A middle-aged British woman reflects back on her tumultuous, dysfunctional life and its many hardships and regrets.
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Paths interweave in: SIGNS OF PASSING

Rating: 4.5
SIGNS OF PASSING is a collection of loosely connected short stories, in which Owen Thomas' eclectic group of characters interact and influence each other in subtle ways, often without knowing it.
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Rocking a balance between stardom and brotherly love in: I AM ED

Rating: 4.5
Ed Henderson, left in charge of his brothers when their mother dies, leads them to stardom as a rock band.
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An American in England turns her nose up at aristocratic expectations in: WHEN IT RAINED AT HEMBRY CASTLE

Rating: 5
A 20-year old, willful American beauty arrives at Hembry Castle with her widowed father, the second son of the 8th Earl of Straton, to begin her resistant acquaintance with Victorian-era England.
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A man drifts through an indifferent society and sexual encounters in: TANGLED SHADOWS

Rating: 3.5
An aimless young man has a series of sexual encounters with women while navigating his way through an indifferent metropolis.
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Social commentary highlighted through a curmudgeon’s antics in: COINMAN

Rating: 5
The anti-hero known as “Coinman” is an irritating co-worker, an inattentive husband, a not-so-dutiful son…yet his apparent lack of love conquers all.
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Title: A Southern Californian man takes a Faustian journey in: SECRETS OF MEN IN A LIFEBOAT

Rating: 3.5
A man loses his job and broods over how to continue making ends meet for himself and his beloved young son as his fortieth birthday approaches.
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Exotic adventures in myth and obsession in: DOG-HEAD: TALES FROM THE NEOTROPICS

Rating: 4.5
This is an extraordinary collection of three novellas all centered on themes of obsession, myth, and exoticism.