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Books, Boats, & Boondoggles
By Leonid Tsypkin
An artistic piece that defies convention, blends narratives, and weaves beauty, heartbreak, and Dostoyevsky into a lasting tapestry of love, gambling addiction, and trauma.
By Miriam Toews
A Mennonite teenager struggles to understand her crumbling family and buck off the saddle of her insular community. Artistic, philosophical, bold.
By Theodore C. Van Alst
A compelling look at a Native American youth facing life in a Chicago gang.
By Jill Caugherty
Charming, heartwarming, nostalgic: Caugherty gives readers a good story here, while also providing an immediately relevant picture of America in crisis in this novel focused on Depression-era Utah.
By Lisa Sandlin
An atmospheric thriller that takes readers back to 1970s Beaumont, Texas, with a private investigator on the heels of mysterious brothers.
By Leonard Michaels
This is a short, entertaining book that will surely be treasured by the reader, and like a cat strutting away mid-pet, it will leave that reader wanting more!
By Sage Webb
From a boardroom in Chicago to a sailboat in the Caribbean to a courtroom in Michigan, Webb provides a slow-burn crime thriller grounded in authentic details, family drama, and waterfront adventure.