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Picture in the Sand

A different kind of epic than The Ten Commandments, this novel focuses on Ali showing his love for and belief in his grandson by giving him not a tablet of principles but a story of human triumph that goes beyond Hollywood artifice.


This early work of Crouch, only recently brought to life as an audiobook, is ultimately a tale of how humanity, under the right circumstances, can become very inhumane.

The Wishing Pool and Other Stories

These stories come together to create an excellent jumping-off point for discovering Due’s body of work.

The Marigold

Sullivan’s story blends body horror, urban dystopia, and eco-horror into a unique tale about the high price of progress.

Tell Me I’m Worthless

This book’s haunted house doesn’t stop at a few creaky floorboards, cold spots, and moans that could be dismissed as caused by the wind. Rumfitt’s house forces its victims (and listeners as well) to confront the horrors just outside their windows.

White Horse

Fans of the supernatural rooted in realism, as well as of Indigenous authors such as Stephen Graham Jones, will want to accompany Kari on her spiritual and emotional journey.

Final Girls

Grant, a pseudonym of Seanan McGuire, has penned a vivid if brief story grounded with strong characterizations and intriguing questions about identity and friendship.

Sign Here

Lux creates a beautifully poignant tale of the consequences of desire, both of getting what we want and the pain of its being just out of reach.

No Gods for Drowning

Piper’s world has a deep backstory to wade through, but the thriller elements, plus the drama of multiple encroaching disasters, keep the novel sailing to a thought-provoking and satisfying conclusion.

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