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Mary Haft advocates for Lea Carpenter

May 17, 2019 by Mary Haft

Finely wrought and deeply felt narrative brought me to Lea Carpenter with her first book, Eleven Days. As a Marine Mom with a son deployed in Afghanistan, I identified with her Navy Seal mother, struggling against the tide of rising war, waiting for news of her son who has gone missing during a mission.

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Ann Sullivan advocates for Madeline Miller

May 14, 2019 by Ann Sullivan

With Circe, Madeline Miller has given us a gorgeous retelling of an ancient story. Do not be tempted to believe this is your average English 101 reading of The Odyssey. And although we have known the ending of this story for thousands of years, there is real suspense...

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John Shea advocates for John Burnham Schwartz

May 10, 2019 by John Shea

Acclaimed author John Burnham Schwartz’s new novel The Red Daughter is my favorite kind of book – gripping historical fiction where facts of the past comes to literary life through the prism of imagination.

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Mary Bergman advocates for Deborah Landau

May 7, 2019 by Mary Bergman

Deborah Landau’s Soft Targets is a collection of poems that deal with the fear of annihilation that stems from violence, terrorist attacks, climate change, and the general turmoil we find ourselves surrounded by. This fear is one I know well, one that feels familiar.

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Ryder Ziebarth advocates for Neel Patel

May 3, 2019 by Ryder Ziebarth

As a relatively young author, Neel Patel’s writing style in this brilliant collection of stories, If You See Me, Don’t Say Hi, reflects the soul of a much more wise and worldly writer. His character studies of youngish, first generation Indian-Americans chronicle pivotal moments in the lives of immigrants—who are not necessarily caught in a cultural divide, as much as they are divided emotionally.

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