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The heroine of Claire Luchette’s novel realizes she became a nun to avoid being herself.
Swiv isn’t an unreliable narrator, but she’s living in a world that feels unreliable.
Christopher Beha’s characters find themselves in pits, and the way out is not remotely clear.
I want a sequel where they don’t have to hide their sexuality.
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Susanna Clarke weaves magic into her readers’ lives.
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Daniel Hornsby’s debut novel has a wonderful road-trippy feeling.