Escaping the Whale

The Holocaust is over. But is it ever over for the next generation?
By Ruth Rotkowitz

The question of whether the horrors of the Holocaust are over for the next generation is a pressing and haunting theme in Ruth Rotkowitz’s Escaping the Whale. Set in 1980, Brooklyn, this is the story of 28-year-old Marcia Gold, a high school guidance counselor who...

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Long Night’s End

By James Rodgers

Long Night’s End is a work of fiction in the literary, dramatic fiction, and emotional writing subgenres, and was penned by author James Rodgers. The work is intended for the mature general reading audience and contains some moderate content that would be suitable for mature...

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Lost Mountain

By Anne Coray

In Lost Mountain by Anne Coray, artist Dehlia Melven is struggling to come to terms with the loss of her husband, Phil. After grieving his death for 18 months, sadness still engulfs her world. Her only focus is on owning her home and a small...

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Stan, Stan, the Bacteria Man

A Novelette
By Stephen M.A.

"Stan the bacteria man had a very bacteria plan, that man." This recurring sentence in Stephen M. A.'s novelette Stan, Stan, the Bacteria Man summarizes better than anything else the plot of the entire book. But what is Stan the Bacteria Man's plan? And will...

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Valley of the Dogs

Dark Stories
By James Musgrave

“This framework of bone protruded against his olive complexion like a demon attempting to escape its elastic cage.” This impeccably written simile demonstrates the incredible level of creative intelligence and literary skill one finds in the superb collection of short stories authored by James Musgrave...

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The Silhouette

By Andrew Van Dyk

The Silhouette by Andrew Van Dyk presents an early twentieth-century rural commune that is flourishing but hiding a dark secret. The first several chapters present the beautiful, serene, wooded setting beside a glittering lake. There are three three-story cabins, and we meet the residents; at...

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As the Pizza Burns

By Nick Powers

As the Pizza Burns by Nick Powers is a story told from the perspective of Tony, yet another unhappy employee of Pizza Corp, a nationwide chain of fast-food takeaway and delivery conglomerate. We meet several of his fellow workers, none of whom want to be...

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The English Colonel's Wives

Inspired by actual events
By A.C. Smith

The English Colonel’s Wives: Inspired by True Events by A.C. Smith takes us back to the first half of the twentieth century but predominately to the period post World War II, as the great British Empire began to disintegrate under the weight of native dissatisfaction...

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Love in Doom and Secession

By Matthew Anderson

Delaware is going to the dogs. The tides at Rehoboth Beach continue to increase each year, threatening this tourist attraction with oblivion. Meanwhile, the Kristina Mall, Delaware’s shopping landmark, is falling from economic grace and is symptomatic of retail decline. People are blaming it on...

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The Greatest Game

By Greg Rajaram

The Greatest Game by Greg Rajaram is a light read that I would consider as one of the most philosophical works of fiction I have ever read. While Sophie’s World is too didactic for my taste, The Greatest Game is simply impressive in its uniqueness....

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