Jennifer Renken

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Five-Star Stranger

An emotional character study that doesn’t rely on easy answers to complicated questions of identity, isolation, and familial love. Recommended for most collections and especially for book discussion groups.
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In This Ravishing World

A short story collection best for libraries where there are already enthusiastic ecofiction readers.
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Bear

By focusing on the characters’ relationships with one another, Phillips brings complicated, very human characters to life in a tale filled with sadness. Literary fiction readers looking for complicated family stories will be immersed in the novel’s haunting tragedy.
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Wednesday’s Child: Stories

Insightful yet matter of fact, Li’s beautiful and heartbreaking collection about lost lives, connections, and opportunities resonates. A striking addition to any short story collection.
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House Gone Quiet: Stories

Linked by their surreal nature and strong sense of place, the works in Norris’ss book include both well-developed characters and strong settings. Recommended for most collections.
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Mrs. S

A powerful and introspective novel that fans of queer literary fiction will savor.
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My Mother Says

A bittersweet and humorous take on falling in and out of love; give to readers who enjoy stories with quirky characters and tongue-in-cheek humor that still explore real emotions.
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Dykette

A niche read that will really stick the landing when it finds its audience; recommend to readers of messy, queer dramedies who enjoyed Jen Beagin’s Big Swiss.
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A New Race of Men from Heaven

Recommended for readers who enjoy thoughtful fiction with well-developed characters navigating difficult situations.
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