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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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Indie Review: The Storm Over Paris A Renaissance War I wasn’t sure about William Ian Grubman’s book The Storm Over Paris. I know nothing about art or art history, and the cover intimidated me. It was the WWII era that convinced me to give it a chance. Mori Rothstein should have listened to his wife[…]

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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

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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