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indie review before anyone else

Indie Review: Before Anyone Else by Leslie Hooton Escaping Quarantine with a Rom-Com Narrative The premise is a titillating version of life before grownup responsibilities. Before Anyone Else, is one character’s journey through life and love. Bailey (Bae) is a late twenty-something with a trio of devoted men: her father, her brother, and her brother’s[…]

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Indie Review: Knee Deep by Karol Hoeffner A Teenage Love Story in the Heart of a Hurricane Camille Darveau knows what she wants for her sixteenth birthday–an elaborate bash on New Orleans’ magical Twelfth Night–the perfect backdrop for love. But Hurricane Katrina changes everything when Antoine doesn’t arrive at the safe house and all efforts[…]

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Indie Review: The Aosawa Murders by Riku Onda Mystery in the Branches of a Crepe Myrtle Tree Few books can put the reader in a thunderstorm and cause her to feel the pelt of thick, pouring rain like this one. Cloaked in mystery and scenery, you duck beneath an imaginary awning to escape the downpour.[…]

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Indie Review: Godshot by Chelsea Bieker Chelsea Bieker’s debut novel Godshot is a motherless coming-of-age story where one young girl must navigate adulthood – figuring out things like sexuality, identity, trauma, and resilience on her own. From learning about sexuality from romance novels to navigating morals through a religion cult leader, Godshot is fiercely written[…]

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Indie Review: The Art of Dumpster Diving Jennifer Anne Moses’ The Art of Dumpster Diving is an emotionally powerful story of family and a strong familial bond that preserves hope in a moment of hardship and adversity. Moses softens the hard lines with heart-tugging struggles of two young boys finding strength and courage within each[…]

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Indie Review: Pigs by Johanna Stoberock Pigs is a fable of greed, waste, and raw human choices. The Lord of the Flies meets The Maze Runner in Johanna Stoberock’s bizarre novel Pigs. On an unknown island, six large, voracious pigs are the center of the story, where their purpose is to eat all the garbage[…]

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Her Characters’ Plights Are Familiar to Those We All Deal With Wolff’s stories are not as morbid as the title might lead you to believe. Some of them are about real death, but some are about emotional death. And with some of these characters who died, there also comes rebirth, or life in others. Each[…]

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Murnane Reveals Himself in These Thoughtful Essay Lilacs is a collection of essays Murnane published over 20 years ago. In Lilacs Murnane reveals his interest in personal libraries and that he reads voraciously, keeping records of what he reads and when he reads them. He fondly mentions his father, who owned a racehorse, and notes[…]

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