September 19, 2022

Visions of Johanna

Peter Sarno’s Visions of Johanna is a beautifully written literary novel about an unlikely pairing.

Matt, the story’s first-person narrator, is a young, freelance music critic during the 1980’s. His life is changed when Johanna, a flamboyant feminist and artist seven years his senior, picks him out at a Bob Dylan concert and they fall […]

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August 22, 2022

Heal Your Ancestral Roots: Release the Family Patterns that Hold You Back

In Heal Your Ancestral Roots, author Anuradha Dayal-Gulati posits that we are impacted by our ancestors’ lifestyles and that our ability to transcend any negative effects is largely dependent on our willingness to understand and transform our heritage. . The author, an energy practitioner, explains that there are four pillars (our ancestors, our relationship to […]

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August 12, 2022

The Glass Planet

In Christopher Zyck’s debut novel—a grand-scale science fiction narrative set in the 24th century— two amnesiac “time refugees” regain consciousness almost 350 years in the future.

The story focuses heavily on the economic philosophy of humankind’s future society, which is to help facilitate “the ‘wellbeing’ of the human condition.” It begins with two people, a […]

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June 21, 2022

Lafayette Place

Lafayette Place tells the story of three generations of the Kincaid family, capturing their triumphs and struggles.

The novel begins with the family preparing the Princeton family home for sale after the death of its patriarch, Alexander, a professor at the university. It then flashes back to the first American Kincaid, an indentured servant from […]

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June 3, 2022

Moral Fibre: A Bomber Pilot’s Story

Helena P. Schrader’s Moral Fibre, a sequel to her novella Lack of Moral Fibre, immerses readers in the life of a Royal Air Force pilot during WWII’s latter stages.

Kit Moran has rejoined the RAF as a pilot (after resolving the RAF accusation that he is “Lacking Moral Fibre,” the subject of Schrader’s previous work). […]

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May 9, 2022

The Magical Librarian of Tulsa, Oklahoma

Nancy Coiner wraps the pitfalls and perils of academia into a fantastical plot in her novel, The Magical Librarian of Tulsa, Oklahoma.

The story’s titular heroine, Dr. Kate LaFon, is trying to adjust to her relatively new position as lead librarian at a prestigious Oklahoma university. Even as she strives to curate the library’s collection […]

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April 25, 2022

Summer Lightning

Summer Lightning is a historical novel centred on the lives of a family of Jewish immigrants.

Elderly sisters Sophy and Vivie meet in 2015 in New York City to exchange a shared portrait of their mother, Belle. The meeting triggers a narrative about the family across 40 dramatic decades, from the Great Depression to the […]

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April 19, 2022

The Orientation of Dylan Woodger: A Central New York Crime Story

The Orientation of Dylan Woodger follows young college student Dylan, who is captured by a notorious gang and subjected to torture and rape.

The book begins with Dylan’s mother driving her son to Utica’s Hamilton College, a town characterized by lawlessness and mafia control. Shortly after, Dylan finds himself in a forest, abandoned and with […]

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March 28, 2022

Night-night, Body

With a gentle poem to lull the body to sleep and dreamlike illustrations, Night-night Body is a picture book meant to wind children down for bed.

This rhyming picture book makes its way from top to bottom—legs, tummy, lungs, neck—lovingly sending good night wishes to each body part. Nearly every stanza receives a full two-page […]

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February 14, 2022

Faith Hacker

Faith Hacker aims to answer an intriguing question: Can Christian biblical tenets be scrutinized from the outlook of a technical engineer who is interested in “debugging” Scripture?

Author James Wilcox is a professional software systems developer and a self-described faith geek. “Debugging,” at its strictest sense, means to remove anything unwanted. Here, Wilcox uses a […]

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