Flawed, but Believable: Kristen Arnett’s ‘With Teeth’ Poses Interesting Questions about Identity, Family, and Societal Expectations

A review of Kristen Arnett’s new novel, “With Teeth.”

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Loren C. Steffy’s Debut Novel Highlights the Tug-of-War Between Tradition and Progress

With his debut novel “The Big Empty,” Steffy carves out a niche in the fiction genre and fills it with his insight — enlightening and grim — on the American way of making a living, including the kind involving “coming home caked in sweat and dirt and animal [dung] every night.”

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Vulnerability and Humor in “Bring Your Baggage and Don’t Pack Light”

Hellen Ellis’ new essay collection, “Bring Your Baggage and Don’t Pack Light,” explores friendship, marriage, and growing older with sarcasm and witty commentary.

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“The Sweetness of Water” is an Engaging and Deep Exploration of Individuality and the Meaning of Freedom

A review of Nathan Harris’ debut novel “The Sweetness of Water.”

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‘The Kissing Bug’ Explores the Personal and Global Impacts of a Deadly Disease

A review of Daisy Hernández’s new book, “The Kissing Bug: A True Story of an Insect, a Family, and a Nation’s Neglect of a Deadly Disease.”

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“Ivory Shoals” Depicts A Lost, Desperate Child’s Journey to Embracing the Great, Big World That’s Outside

A review of John Brandon’s latest book, “Ivory Shoals.”

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