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READ AN EXCERPT “Your profile said you moved down here recently,” he said. “How’s it going so far? I’ve been here for twenty years myself.”  He could feel himself pushing, and placed his fingers on the stem of his wineglass. She was actually prettier than her profile photos. When did that ever happen? Angela had[…]

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READ AN EXCERPT If trees could talk, you said. If they could tell us what they saw. But if you didn’t want to talk about it, why would a tree? We walked in the arboretum as if nothing had happened. Past Japanese Maples, Witch Hazels, Legumes. Through Pinetum and across the stone footbridge. The math[…]

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Nobody loves books more than us. We’re a team of readers with broad interests and strong feelings about the books on our shelves.  From the Shadows by Juan José Millás (Author), Thomas Bunstead (Translator), Daniel Hahn (Translator)  Laid off from his job, Damián Lobo obsessively imagines himself as a celebrity being interviewed on TV. After[…]

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Wool I was late to the game in reading Wool, widely written about as one of the most successful self-published books, but count me as a huge fan. I was completely transported by Howey’s imaginative sci-fi world and cared deeply for his complicated, well-drawn characters. Once you’re hooked you’ll want to read the entire Silo series.[…]

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Backchannel Read carefully each word in Backchannel, for you are warned: “Every word in this poem is a dead body.” Doughnuts and young vegetables, couches and tables, heavy artillery, cobblestones, vibrators, swans, semiotics, cash registers, vegan vitamins, male desire, cosmic tulle. Read them, conscientious of their placement next to one another, noting nods of your[…]

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