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Friday’s Forgotten Books: Take the Long Way Home by Brian Keene
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Friday’s Forgotten Books: Take the Long Way Home by Brian Keene

Four work colleagues who carpool together from Baltimore to Shrewsbury are in an accident. One is killed instantly. Another has disappeared. Turns out, their friend isn’t the only one missing. Traffic accidents and driverless vehicles have plugged the Interstate. Nobody is moving. And all cell lines are down. Have there been mass alien abductions? Is...

Review: Beyond the Gate by Mary SanGiovanni
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Review: Beyond the Gate by Mary SanGiovanni

A research team discovers a gateway to another world. The company they work for is anxious to exploit the discovery. Then one of their staff dies in a way that defies comprehension and their team of scientists go missing on the other side of the gate, forcing the company to reach out to others for...

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Friday’s Forgotten Books: Moon of the Crusted Snow by Waubgeshig Rice

Moon of the Crusted Snow introduces us to an Anishinaabe community in northern Ontario, where some of the Indigenous residents still hunt and fish and hold to the ways of their people. Others have lapsed into complacency, coddled by the creature comforts they’ve become accustomed to. The first sign that anything is wrong is when...

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Fiction: The Witch

by M.C. St. John Image by 이정임 lee from Pixabay  The boys ran through the village, between the cabins and around the woodpiles, kicking up yellow and orange and brown leaves. Chickens scattered. Cows lowed. Two men chopping wood stopped their axes to watch the chase, the blur of woolen coats, peaked hats, and buckled...

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Witching The Book

by Margaret Kingsbury In fairy tales, witches are often scary, though not always. They sometimes eat children, curse innocent bystanders, poison fair maidens. But sometimes witches are the arbiters of goodness. When two stepsisters approach a witch and one helps her and the other mocks her in “Diamonds and Toads,” for instance, the kind sister...

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Fiction: The Law of Conservation of Death

by Hailey Piper On the fifteenth birthday of your third reincarnation, you feel his breath on your skin. New skin, never tainted until now. At once the sky darkens, and balloons, gifts, and cake no longer matter as your lives come rushing back. You’ve turned fifteen before, but that’s the least of it. He’s found...

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Review: Passages by Kelli Owen

Passages picks up right where Wilted Lilies left off; Lily May is being driven far from home, to Pennsylvania, where she will attend a school for children like her. Other kids who have powers. Lily soon discovers that not all of the residents of McMillan Hall have the same abilities she does, and not all...