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Sneak Peek of OTHER PEOPLE’S HOUSES by Abbi Waxman!
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Sneak Peek of OTHER PEOPLE’S HOUSES by Abbi Waxman!

The author of The Garden of Small Beginnings returns with a hilarious and poignant new novel about four families, their neighborhood carpool, and the affair that changes everything. As the longtime local carpool mom, Frances Bloom is sometimes an unwilling witness to […]

Sneak Peek of THE NIGHT OCEAN by Paul La Farge!
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Sneak Peek of THE NIGHT OCEAN by Paul La Farge!

From the award-winning author and New Yorker contributor, a riveting novel about secrets and scandals,  psychiatry and pulp fiction, inspired by the lives of H.P. Lovecraft and his circle. A tour-de-force of storytelling, The Night Ocean follows the lives of some extraordinary people: Lovecraft, […]

First Look Club: Jed reviews Rainbirds
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First Look Club: Jed reviews Rainbirds

Reviewed by Jed Cruz RAINBIRDS By Clarissa Goenawan 336 pp. Soho Press. When protagonist Ren Ishida walks into a police station in the opening pages of Rainbirds to inquire about the circumstances surrounding the murder of his older sister, it […]

First Look: America Is Not the Heart
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First Look: America Is Not the Heart

A sprawling, soulful debut about three generations of women in one family struggling to balance the promise of the American dream and the unshakeable grip of history. Chris and Katya of the First Look Club dive into Elaine Castillo’s debut […]