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Fiction: Novels

By Douglas Gary Freeman

Douglas Gary Freeman’s Exile Blues incorporates historical events and settings to create an engaging and multi-faceted narrative of survival and strength. We travel with the main character, Preston “Prez” Downs Jr., through his childhood to ... Read More »

October 31, 2019 | Filed under: Fiction: Novels, Reviews

By Steven Price

Steven Price's Lampedusa, a fictional account of how Giuseppe Tomasi di Lampedusa came to write the classic novel The Leopard, doesn't deal in shocking revelations or major plot twists. In fact, anyone familiar with Tomasi's ... Read More »

October 21, 2019 | Filed under: Fiction: Novels

By Johanna Skibsrud

In her 2001 memoir, A Map to the Door of No Return, Dionne Brand recalls that her grandfather told her “he knew what people we came from.” Despite the 13-year-old Brand’s prodding, which included rhyming ... Read More »

October 7, 2019 | Filed under: Fiction: Novels, Reviews