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Review: Winter in Sokcho by Elisa Shua Dusapin

Buy here: Open Letter, Bookshop, Amazon Synopsis: As if Marguerite Duras wrote Convenience Store Woman – a beautiful, unexpected novel from a debut French Korean author It’s winter in Sokcho, a tourist town on the border between South and North Korea. The … Continue reading

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Review: Sorrowland by Rivers Solomon

Buy Here: Amazon, Bookshop Synopsis: Vern – seven months pregnant and desperate to escape the strict religious compound where she was raised – flees for the shelter of the woods. There, she gives birth to twins, and plans to raise … Continue reading

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Review: The Ones Who Don’t Say They Love You by Maurice Carlos Ruffin

Buy Here: Amazon, Bookshop Synopsis: A collection of raucous stories that offer a panoramic view of New Orleans from the author of the “stunning and audacious” (NPR) debut novel We Cast a Shadow. Maurice Carlos Ruffin has an uncanny ability to … Continue reading

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Review: Coffin Shadow by Glen Krisch and Mark Steensland

Buy Here: Amazon, Bookshop Synopsis: 12 YEARS AGO Janet Martlee’s infant son died under mysterious circumstances.Consumed with grief and anger, she ran away to start again… YESTERDAY A 12-year old boy with dead eyes appeared in her classroom,begging for help. … Continue reading

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Review: Slewfoot: A Tale of Bewitchery by Brom

Buy Here: Amazon, Bookshop Synopsis: A spirited young Englishwoman, Abitha, arrives at a Puritan colony betrothed to a stranger – only to become quickly widowed when her husband dies under mysterious circumstances. All alone in this pious and patriarchal society, … Continue reading

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Review: Hausfrau by Jill Alexander Essbaum

Buy here: Amazon, Bookshop Synopsis: For readers of Claire Messud and Mary Gaitskill comes a striking debut novel of marriage, fidelity, sex, and morality, featuring a fascinating heroine who struggles to live a life with meaning. Hausfrauhaus·frau \haus-frau\ n 1: … Continue reading

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Review: Absolute Unit by Nick Kolakowski

Buy here: Crystal Lake Publishing, Amazon Synopsis: Bill is a nobody, a health inspector who’s not above taking a few dollars to overlook a restaurant’s mouse problem, and hated by nearly everyone except his long-suffering girlfriend. His nephew, Trent, isn’t … Continue reading

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Review: Razorblade Tears by S.A. Cosby

Buy at: Amazon, Bookshop Synopsis: A Black father. A white father. Two murdered sons. A quest for vengeance. Ike Randolph has been out of jail for fifteen years, with not so much as a speeding ticket in all that time. But a … Continue reading

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Review: Tender is the Flesh by Agustina Bazterrica

Buy here: Amazon, Bookshop Review originally appeared at mysteryandsuspsense.com Synopsis: His wife has left him, his father is sinking into dementia, and Marcos tries not to think too hard about how he makes a living. After all, it happened so … Continue reading

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Review: Pretty Hate Machine by Daphne Carr

Buy it here: Amazon, Bookshop Synopsis: What is the world that Nine Inch Nails made, and what was the world that made Nine Inch Nails? These are the questions at the heart of this study of the band’s 1989 debut, Pretty … Continue reading

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