Restoration Heights by Wil Medearis

Reddick is an artist living in New York City, yet makes his living delivering and hanging art for wealthy clients. His life is thrown into turmoil when he’s one of the last people to see the fiancé of his current client before she goes missing. He’s quickly and mysteriously hired by another society family to... Continue Reading →

Katerina by James Frey

Paris 1992: An existence based on want. Of pure gluttony and desire. Cultivating a life of art, sex, drugs, and writing. A hard-driving frenetic love of Katerina. Los Angeles 2017: Stability. Boredom. Guilt. Commercial success. Deep self-hatred. Selling out. A love defined by partnership of wife, mother of children. Katerina is the story of Jay,... Continue Reading →

Panorama by Steve Kistulentz

Steve Kistulentz’s ambitious debut Panorama traces the story of a New Year’s Day plane crash at the Dallas airport. The novel follows several of the people connected to the crash in the day before the tragedy and those following it. Washington pundit Richard who specializes in free speech fisticuffs. A single mother returning to Dallas... Continue Reading →

Boomer1 by Daniel Torday

Today a college friend sent a screenshot on our ‘College Dude’ thread of his music app playing Daft Punk’s Around the World, one of our favorite songs from our days of drinking Natural Light. My ten friends on the thread live all across the country and work in a myriad of professions. We graduated from... Continue Reading →

Song by Michelle Jana Chan

Michelle Jana Chan’s novel Song tells the inspirational saga of a young Chinese boy’s struggle to defy class and racial lines in colonial British Guyana in the late 1800s. After a flood in his village in China takes his father and siblings, Song finds his way to Guangzhou and boards a ship that eventually takes... Continue Reading →

Gods of Wood and Stone by Mark Di Ionno

Mark Di Ionno’s Gods of Wood and Stone is a twenty-first century novel that explores the age-old conflict between fathers and sons. The two main characters, Horace and Joe, have entered middle age and are beginning to question their accomplishments, and their time remaining. Both stories run parallel to each other; the reader knows that... Continue Reading →

Ohio by Stephen Markley

My College Sociology Notes. Circa 1997: Definition of Identity. How others see you.How you want others to see you.How you see yourself. This novel took me back to that classroom in college. My professor was trying to teach us the “academic language” for what we were supposedly doing in those four years of schooling. Even... Continue Reading →

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