Literary Fiction

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ARRANGEMENT IN BLACK AND WHITE

Rating: 2.9
ARRANGEMENT IN BLACK AND WHITE is a portrait of a damaged woman who struggles to shake off her traumatic past and restrictive present to pursue an artistic career.
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FEAST: A GITKSAN STORY

Rating: 4
A young man's untimely death is met with ritual and mourning, especially from the cousin who viewed him as a brother and a lifesaver.
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THE LOVE THAT DARE NOT SPEAK ITS NAME

Rating: 3
A series of stories about people in various cultures coming out of the closet, and the different reactions they receive from their families, friends, and societies.
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CETAPIENS

Rating: 4.3
CETAPIENS by S. Amaranthine is the second novel of a trilogy dealing with large-scale science fiction and fantasy concepts in a non-linear narrative that encompasses multiple planes of existence.
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THE VENCELLO

Rating: 4.7
THE VENCELLO blends fantasy and science fiction to tell a tale about loss, redemption, and our desire to right past wrongs by defending the future.
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THE QUIETING WEST

Rating: 3.5
THE QUIETING WEST is about ld West cowboy culture fading into the sunset of Far West Hollywood.
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APOLLO DREAMS

Rating: 4.8
APOLLO DREAMS, a novel set in 1970 America that explores the intersection of an exceptional boy’s vivid imagination with the harsh realities of life.
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Revisiting the Bad Old Days in RETURN TO TAYLOR’S CROSSING

Rating: 3
When their blossoming romance is cut short by a night of cataclysmic racial violence, two black laborers flee from their sleepy Southern town and spend a lifetime trying to bury the past--only to learn (as the saying goes) the past is not dead, nor even past.
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The perils of navigating romance, sex, friendship, drugs, Judaism, and New York City in STAINER

Rating: 4.2
While coming of age stories set among wealthy Ivy Leaguers typically take a decidedly WASPy bent, STAINER has tackled that genre with a twist.
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TIMING THE INFINITE

Rating: 2
TIMING THE INFINITE is an attempt to craft a love story out of a 21st century youth culture obsessed with computers, drugs and depression.
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EAGLES AND HAWKS AND ALSO PEOPLE AS WELL is a bittersweet tale about growing up

Rating: 5
Enzo Prinziatta wants to become a baseball pro. However, his family, his girlfriend and his friends have other plans for him.
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LAST SONG AND DANCE

Rating: 2
An author goes back to his home town to write his final work before dying - but reality and fantasy collide and blend until it's unclear who's writing and who's being written.
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SAMMIE & BUDGIE

Rating: 3.5
Simon Burchwood’s son Sammie is definitely not your typical third grader.
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THE WOLVES WITHIN OUR WALLS bursts with danger, intrigue, and questions of morality

Rating: 4.8
Zoe Wilkes is unable to pull her life together—until April 21, 2021, when the power blinks off, the internet goes down, and society collapses around her.
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Three clever and captivating stories weave in themes of companionship and friendship in BOYS

Rating: 5
Two short stories and one novella, set during three stages (school age, adolescence, young adulthood) of three different boys, capture the essence of companionship and friendship.
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CAVEMAN AT THE END OF THE WORLD

Rating: 5
A woman gets caught up in an unanticipated situation when a hairy interloper suddenly enters her life.
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THESE THY GIFTS

Rating: 4.5
A priest's life story unfolds as background to his handling of a sex-abuse case.
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THE CLAWS OF PERDITION

Rating: 3.3
A collection of short stories written around dark themes, Alaric Cabiling’s unraveling narratives are sharp and at times shocking, with simple dialogue and common scenarios unfolding into lies, chaos and violence.
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SUPERBALL

Rating: 3.8
SUPERBALL is a relationship story taking place in 1970s Colorado driven by both hippy sensibility and philosophy.
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IT IS MYSELF THAT I REMAKE

Rating: 2
A young woman finds love and healing with her re-embodied spirit guide, the Irish poet William B. Yeats.
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MOCK MY WORDS

Rating: 3.7
An established novelist famed for his beautiful prose, Chinese "literary genuis" David Tan, finds speaking English difficult, setting the stage for a heartfelt story about communication and the lack thereof.
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THE BOOK OF MOON

Rating: 5
George Crowder merges the Book of Job, J. D. Salinger, and Woody Allen into an effective tale about an adolescent trying to make sense of life and death amidst the setting of a crumbling world and the scary rite of passage that is puberty.
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MAIL-ORDER ANNIE

Rating: 4
The main character in MAIL-ORDER ANNIE is a trailer park-dwelling English teacher named Frank who is afflicted with considerable sexual frustration.