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The Subway Stops at Bryant Park

The Subway Stops at Bryant Park by N. West Moss Leapfrog Press (160 pages, May 2017) Reviewed by Clifford Garstang The eleven stories that make up N. West Moss’s fine debut collection are linked by both their connection to New … Continue reading

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The Guy We Didn’t Invite to the Orgy, and other stories

The Guy We Didn’t Invite to the Orgy, and other stories by David Ebenbach University of Massachusetts Press (254 pages, January 2017) Reviewed by N. West Moss   David Ebenbach’s humor, his mix of empathy and intellect all come across … Continue reading

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Heritage of Smoke

By: Josip Novakovich Paperback: 256 pages Publisher: Dzanc Books (January 10, 2017) Reviewed by: Vickie Fang This is a collection of gloriously transgressive extremes. People kill each other in this book — and sometimes eat the corpse. They rise from … Continue reading

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The Intersection

The Intersection By: Brad Windhauser Published by: Black Rose Writing Reviewed by: Abigail Shaffer What strikes me most about this multi point-of-view novel is the care, balance, and grace of the details. The Intersection follows the lives of several residents … Continue reading

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The Fall of Lisa Bellow

The Fall of Lisa Bellow by Susan Perabo Simon & Schuster, March 14, 2017 352 pages Reviewed by Clifford Garstang Susan Perabo’s new novel, The Fall of Lisa Bellow, is more than another story about a missing teenager. It’s about … Continue reading

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Stony River

Stony River by Tricia Dower Leapfrog Press, 2016 294 Pages Reviewed by Clifford Garstang Part coming of age tale, part crime drama, part psychological thriller, Tricia Dower’s Stony River is one of the best books I’ve read this year. Set … Continue reading

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Children of the Country

By: Abigail Shaffer Paperback: 262 pages Publisher: Outpost19 (November 1, 2016) Reviewed by: Vickie Fang Abigail Shaffer, the author of this novel, is a former social worker with roots in the Ozarks, and her background transforms what could have been … Continue reading

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