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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: She Who Rules the Dead by Maria Abrams

Buy it here: Weirdpunk Books, Amazon, Bookshop Synopsis: Henry has received a message: he needs to sacrifice five people to the demon that’s been talking to him in his nightmares. He already has four, and number five, Claire, is currently … Continue reading

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Review: Later by Stephen King

Buy it here: Amazon, Bookshop Synopsis: #1 bestselling author Stephen King returns with a brand-new novel about the secrets we keep buried and the cost of unearthing them. The son of a struggling single mother, Jamie Conklin just wants an … Continue reading

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