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Indie Review: Unseen City by Amy Shearn The Past Meets the Present Shearn’s book, Unseen City, is an unexpected entry into an historical home and the contrast between life and death. Or, perhaps more fitting, the contrast between living and death. Told in 3rd person omniscient POV, Unseen City takes readers on a journey into[…]

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Indie Review: Not My Ruckus by Chad Musick Not My Ruckus is a disturbing and compelling novel told from an unusual perspective. While not labeled “Young Adult,” it seems geared for this audience. It’s 1980 in Texas, where 14-year-old Clare lives with Frank, her big but cowardly older brother; her “ample” mother and her secretive[…]

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Indie Review: Courage and Complicity When is Enough, Enough? Claudette Languedoc’s book Courage and Complicity, an engaging tale about a young Caucasian female teacher who takes a position in an Indian residential school in Canada, weighs heavy on my mind. Consider this your trigger warning: You can’t go into this book without some level of[…]

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Indie Review: I am Mrs. Jesse James A Marriage of Constants There are two constants in Pat Wahler’s novel I am Mrs. Jesse James: love and revenge. It’s difficult to imagine a marriage withstanding such opposites, yet there’s Zee James loving her husband through injury, giving him children, and traipsing across the country at his[…]

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