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Amy Stewart – Girl Waits With Gun

When Constance Kopp and her sisters, three unmarried women living alone in the country, request reparation after a 1914 automobile accident, they gain the enmity of a powerful local factory owner, Henry Kaufman, who mounts a campaign of threats and intimidation against them. Defying his expectations, Constance and her sisters arm themselves and refuse to

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December 14, 2015

Berit Ellingsen – Not Dark Yet

Not Dark Yet by Berit Ellingsen wants to take you places. Published by the Ohio-based Two Dollar Radio, the story moves from the city to the country, flirts with the stars and all the space in between, and takes short jaunts back to the city. Setting plays an important role, a wonderful success of Ellingsen’s prose

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November 30, 2015

Charlotte Pence – Many Small Fires

At the core of Many Small Fires (Black Lawrence Press) is a harmony, but not one we usually think of. Here, oneness is born not out of ephemeral ideas like peace and love, but out of hard fact: we are all of a singular species, one that evolution allowed to come together as our ape-like

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November 23, 2015

Chrissy Kolaya – Charmed Particles

Abhijat Mital accepted the position at the National Accelerator Research Lab with great pride. The offer itself was the realization of his greatest dream, now made concrete by the desk he would sit behind, the nameplate on his door, the drive every morning through the gates, where he would present his pass to the security

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November 9, 2015

Jeff Wood – The Glacier

Jeff Wood’s cinematic debut novel, The Glacier (Two Dollar Radio) unfolds during a turn-of-the-millenium construction boom, as Midwestern forests and fields are transformed into superstores, corporate centers, and endless suburban housing developments. The destruction of one landscape to make way for another is rendered in visceral, atmospheric prose, and Wood’s characters, a land surveyor with

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October 26, 2015

Percival Everett: Half an Inch of Water

Percival Everett’s latest story collection, Half an Inch of Water (Graywolf Press) introduces the reader to a diverse cast of characters: horse trainers, veterinarians, ranchers, sheriffs, who live and work in the rural American west. Though Everett’s protagonists are not loners per se, the wide open spaces and sparse population of ranching communities in Wyoming

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October 19, 2015

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