Donna Bettencourt

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The Memory of Animals

A riveting, don’t-miss account of what some may see as the reality to come; long-time Fuller readers will relish this completely engrossing story, which questions what we value most.

Waiting for Wovoka: Envoys of Good Cheer and Liberty

Of the Minnesota Chippewa Tribe, the award-winning Vizenor (Native Provenance) here fictionalizes his great-uncles as he constructs a powerful portrait of the Indigenous condition through innovative setting and characters.

The End of Drum-Time

Even as the distinctive time period and locale set apart this complex saga of birth, death, love, and broken hearts, Pylväinen deftly shows how people can become mired in poverty and personal entanglements any time, any place.

The Winners

Backman leaves no emotion unturned, sweeping up the reader in riveting family dramas that jump the boundaries of hockey-town rivalries. Another winner.

Girl Flees Circus

Smith’s afterword states that this story is based on Amelia Earhart’s forced stopover in Hobbs, NM, in 1928, but award-winning Smith’s playful, entertaining tale surpasses real life with likable, off-center characters in the fading days of slap-dash, swashbuckling aviators. Not to be missed.

I Am the Light of This World

A heart-wrenching story compounded by misguided decisions and bad luck, Earl’s life could form the basis of the blues songs he and Arthur so loved. For most fiction readers.

A History of Present Illness

DeForest’s fast-paced, tell-it-like-it-is story describes medical school in harrowing detail, with all the niceties stripped away. Essential insights for lay readers.

Any Other Family

Brown pulls no punches as she explores adoption and the experience of parenting in this intensely emotional novel, thought-provoking to the last page.

Vigil Harbor

Deftly weaving together eight intersecting stories, Glass offers fiction steeped in current events that her loyal followers will appreciate.

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