The Transformative Possibilities in ‘The Reincarnations’ by Nathan Elias

An interview with Nathan Elias about his collection of short stories, “The Reincarnations.”

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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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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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A Golden Ticket to Prosperity in ‘The Fortunate Ones’

Ed Tarkington’s new novel ‘The Fortunate Ones’ points out the chinks in the gilded armor adorning – and weighing down – followers of the cult of wealth.

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Sticky-Sweet Summers in ‘So We Can Glow’

Addictively readable, Leesa Cross-Smith’s short story collection “So We Can Glow” is the literary equivalent of someone biting their lip and looking up at you.

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Wrestling with the Angel in ‘Hallelujah Station’

M. Randal O’Wain’s ‘Hallelujah Station and Other Stories’ play out across a range of Southern urban settings from Memphis to Asheville and feature a cast of modern misfits encompassing diverse voices.

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