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Affections: A Novel – Rodrigo Hasbún , Translated from the Spanish by Sophie Hughes

(Reviewed by JD Jung) Affections is an intriguing work of historical fiction based on true events following the once- close Ertl family. Hans, the patriarch, was a Nazi propaganda cinematographer, and the family fled Munich and arrived in La Paz, … Continue reading

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Only Human (Act One): The Pooka’s Tales: Speak of the Devil – Leigh Hollan

(Reviewed by Jeyran Main) Only Human is a fantasy novel written in a magical realism. The story is about an Irish fairy. He has magical abilities and uses it to fool humans. He has a very funny take on everything. … Continue reading

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Illegal: a true story of love, revolution and crossing borders – John Dennehy

(Reviewed by JD Jung) “For the first time in my life I know exactly where I want to be. I have found my home in the shadow of an Andean volcano in Ecuador. I’m about to move in with the … Continue reading

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Dennis and Greer: A Love Story – Molly Gould

(Reviewed by Jeyran Main) Dennis and Greer is a nonfiction love story. It contains a collection of love letters and journals saved between two college students during the Vietnam Era. The story is very heartfelt and beautiful, making it feel … Continue reading

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The Last Girl – Danny Lopez

(Reviewed by JD Jung) “Now I was a fucked-up has-been unemployed reporter for a small-town paper. All that hard work, the anger, the resolution, the desire, the accomplishments—it had all been for nothing. I was as good as my dying … Continue reading

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A Short Border Handbook: A Journey Through the Immigrant’s Labyrinth – Gazmend Kapllani (Author), Anne-Marie Stanton-Ife (Translator)

(Reviewed by JD Jung) “…I may have arrived without an invitation but I work just like the rest of you do, I pay the same taxes as the rest of you do, and most importantly my boss, or rather, my … Continue reading

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Marx, Freud, Einstein: Heroes of the Mind – Corinne Maier (Author), Anne Simon (Illustrator)

(Reviewed by JD Jung) “I WANTED TO UNCOVER THE SECRETS OF THE UNIVERSE, BUT THE SECRETS OF THE HUMAN SOUL WERE OUTSIDE OF MY REMIT. As for the secrets of women let’s not even go there!” Could that be what … Continue reading

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Life of a Bastard – Damien Black

(Reviewed by Jeyran Main) Life of a Bastard is a book written about the life of Javier, an orphaned boy, and his will to cope with all the moves and suffering he encounters while being in American foster homes. The … Continue reading

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Fall – Candice Fox

(Reviewed by JD Jung) “How to explain it all to him, a normal human man, someone with all his faculties, with a soul. How to explain that at the core of her being Eden killed people the way she breathed, … Continue reading

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Mistletoe and Murder – S.L. Smith

(Reviewed by Don Jung) Mistletoe and Murder is the fourth installment in the detective Pete Culnane series. The story starts out with a New Year’s Eve wedding reception in the historic Saint Paul Union Depot in Minneapolis where the matriarch, … Continue reading

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