‘The Opioid Epidemic and US Culture’ Aims to Expand the Conversation

‘The Opioid Epidemic,’ edited by Travis D. Stimeling, is a collection of essays expanding the conversation surrounding opioid addiction.

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‘Real Life’ Captures Both the Dreamy and Gritty Qualities of Grad School

Brandon Taylor’s debut novel, ‘Real Life,’ precisely captures both the dreamy atmosphere and gritty competitiveness of graduate school with stunning grace.

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A Hero Journeys Through the Myth of His Family in ‘Here Lies a Father’

A review of McKenzie Cassidy’s debut coming-of-age novel, ‘Here Lies a Father.’

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‘Milk Blood Heat’ Immerses Readers in Incandescent New Worlds

A review of ‘Milk Blood Heat,’ Dantiel W. Moniz’s new collection of short stories.

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Elizabeth Catte Connects America’s Past With Its Present in New Release, ‘Pure America’

An interview with ELizabeth Catte about her new book, ‘Pure America: Eugenics and the Making of Modern Virgina.’

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A Tale of Two Realities in ‘Working It Off in Labor County’

Larry D. Thacker’s short story collection ‘Working It Off in Labor County’ is tender in its depiction of rural American ennui and mordant in its portrayal of colorful go-getters in a patch of coal country.

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‘Testimony’ Highlights Making Difficult Choices in an Unjust System

Paula Martinac’s new book, “Testimony,” explores the tension between security and living as one’s authentic self in an oppressive society.

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