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Mouthful of Birds

Samanta Schweblin’s collection of twenty short stories, Mouthful of Birds, weaves between the realm of the real and the strange, exploring the deepest abyss of human psyche. These grotesque and surreal stories serve as a representation of the reality we live in. They question societal structures, norms, attitudes, and expectations. They examine how a person […]

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The Door

Set in mid-20th century Hungary, The Door revolves around the unlikely relationship of two women —Magda, the writer, and Emerence, the housekeeper.

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M Reviews: Above Suspicion

Above Suspicion, Helen MacInnes’s 1941 spy novel, tells the story of Richard Myles, an Oxford professor, and his wife Frances, who have been asked by an old friend to carry out a secret mission during their annual European holiday. Their job is to locate an English agent and find out whether or not he has […]

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America Is Not the Heart

The modern-day Filipino-American experience is intimately explored in Elaine Castillo’s debut novel America Is Not the Heart.

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Home After Dark

In David Small’s new graphic novel Home After Dark, he soberly explores a 13-year old’s struggle with belonging. Just as he did with the critically acclaimed Stiches: A Memoir, David Small has crafted a somber and compelling coming-of-age story that will resonate with people of all ages.

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One Hundred Years of Solitude

Set in the fictional town of Macondo, Gabriel Garcia Marquez’ One Hundred Years of Solitude chronicles the lives of five generations of the Buendia family.

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The Murder of Roger Ackroyd

Set in a small town called King’s Abbott, the ever-so witty and peculiar Belgian detective, Hercule Poirot, is asked to investigate the murder of a wealthy man, Roger Ackroyd.

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Butler’s Speculative Fiction sounds scarily familiar…

In Octavia Butler’s Parable of the Sower, she explores a collapsed society due to climate change, corporate greed, and wealth inequality.

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Escape From Syria: A Graphic Novel with a Powerful Message

A graphic novel that recounts the experiences of Syrians who were forced to leave their home during the Syrian Civil War in 2013.

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The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo

The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo will make you cry, laugh, and love. A captivating novel that embraces human fallibility as a strength.

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The Sympathizer

Viet Thanh Nguyen’s The Sympathizer offers an interesting critique of the Vietnam War’s aftermath, holding both the American and the Vietnamese people responsible.

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Madeline Finn and the Library Dog

Madeline Finn and the Library Dog by Lisa Papp tells the story of a young girl who struggles to read.