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Joy Williams’ peculiar "Ninety-Nine Stories of God" blends philosophy with fantasy.
A woman remembers her youthful involvement with a violent, Manson-like cult, in a promising debut.
Noyes’ characters grope around in the dark for meaning in their rural hometowns.
"The Seed Collectors" is an exquisitely nimble novel about self-knowledge, love and self-love, and the many ways we shape our lives.
Elizabeth Crane’s novel "The History of Great Things" is narrated by a girl and her mother.
A spare, powerful story about race, family and sign language.
A young Nigerian named Furo Wariboko awakes one morning to find himself transformed ... into a white man.
The Clasp is an ambitious, lovely work that ultimately fails under the weight of its parts.