Come Again by Nate Powell

Haven Station is a commune in the Ozarks where everyone pitches in to help produce sellable goods for market. It is now 1979 and a once thriving community is withering. The promise of a utopian life has been cut away by infighting and the draw of modern conveniences. A few families remain and two couples... Continue Reading →

Pounding the Rock by Marc Skelton

What exactly does a high school basketball coach do? Roll the balls out? Draw some Xs and Os on the whiteboard/ clipboard thingy? Rehearse halftime speeches? Perception vs Reality. Marc Skelton has made teaching and coaching his calling. From choosing to teach at Fannie Lou Hamer Freedom High School in the Bronx to the relationships... Continue Reading →

Sabrina by Nick Drnaso

Random violence, social media, firewalls, conspiracy theories, isolation, and disengagement. Is this book the fetid kitchen sink of our times? Yes, and no. Teddy goes to stay with his childhood friend after his girlfriend has gone missing. Calvin takes his friend into his house, empty after his wife and daughter have left him. Teddy stays... Continue Reading →

Famous Men Who Never Lived by K Chess

Thousands were able to escape the fallout from the simultaneous sabotage of three nuclear power plants. A lottery chose these individuals to cross through the portal to another earth, one that zippered off in 1909 leaving two timelines spinning independently of each other. These Universally Displaced Persons (UDP) have had a hard go of assimilating... Continue Reading →

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