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Glorious Exploits

Irish-born Lennon’s distinctly modern voice adds levity and wit to this highly recommended narrative about the tragic aftermath of war and the tragic beauty of the human condition.

Do You Remember Being Born?

A poignant and intensely readable novel that examines the effects of local politics and global climate change, as well as being a true California story.

Land of Milk and Honey

Detailed descriptions of shockingly extravagant dining, from ortolans to mammoth meat, take center stage, propelling this narrative to fantastic heights. A tidy conclusion provides a happily-ever-after feel that contrasts nicely with the dire exigencies of the main plot.

Same Bed Different Dreams

Cameo appearances by historical figures like Syngman Rhee, Sun Myung Moon, Ronald Reagan, and Phillip K. Dick underscore their connections to the literature, film, and politics that have created and divided the Koreas of today; this playfully serious must-read is highly recommended.

Jewel Box: Stories

An astonishing collection of stories ranging from the merely beautiful to the complex articulation of magic. Run, don’t walk, to get a hold of this transformative text.

Like the Appearance of Horses

This intensely readable whopper of a book provides a nuanced perspective on the human struggle to survive war through the lens of Hungary and the Roma people. The mystical connection to family and nature across space and time in the form of a bear provides a special twist. Highly recommended.

The Double Life of Benson Yu

This intensely readable and engaging novel deals with serious personal issues in an inspired manner. Highly recommended.


This interesting take on novel writing creates a world of studied introspection, mixed with social commentary, that will appeal to lovers of language and patient readers of incisive ennui; recommended for fans of the author and of all things literary.

In the Upper Country

This fascinating series of stories within stories reflects the fragmentary history of African and Indigenous people experiencing the effects of enslavement, particularly from a Canadian perspective. Engrossing and intensely readable, this book represents just the beginning of a larger narrative, with many chapters yet to be told; very highly recommended.

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