'The Affliction' by C. Dale Young

Young’s novel in stories explores seemingly ordinary lives as they intersect with the truly extraordinary. The characters, haunted by trauma, scarred by heartbreak, are connected through their common afflictions–a bond, in the book, that transcends kindred, culture, even time. Is it true, then? Are we all connected?… read more

'Paper is White’ by Hilary Zaid

Paper Is White follows Ellen Margolis, assistant curator at the Foundation for the Preservation of Memory, as she navigates the choppy waters of history, kicked up by two very intense and very important personal involvements. … read more

'So Lucky' by Nicola Griffith

The world of Nicola Griffith’s So Lucky is governed by ableist misconception and ignorance, but it is also marked by hope and human connection…. read more

'My Ex-Life' by Stephen McCauley

Nothing is more satisfying than a plain, old-fashioned “good read”—especially one as well-written as My Ex-Life from skillful storyteller and bestselling author Stephen McCauley…. read more