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Fiction
Yuri Rytkheu

Nau’s greatest joy is to visit the sea, where whales gather every morning to gaily spout rainbows. Then, one day, she finds a man in the mist where a whale should be: Reu, who has taken human form out of his Great Love for her. This novel is at...

Fiction
Faith Sullivan

One winter’s night, Ruby Drake’s beloved parents perish in an accident—and suddenly, Ruby finds herself penniless and nearly alone in the world. Her new path eventually takes her to Harvester, to romance, and to a journey of selfhood on the...

Fiction
Geneviève Damas

From celebrated Belgian author Geneviève Damas, a modern fable about friendship, self-determination, and the power of education.

Illiterate, isolated, and held at arm’s length by a bitter father, François Sorrente has spent his seventeen...

Fiction
Ed Pavlić

Ndiya Grayson returns to her childhood home of Chicago as a young professional, but even her high-end job in a law office can’t protect her from half-repressed memories of childhood trauma. One evening, vulnerable and emotionally disarrayed, she...

Fiction
Deni Ellis Béchard

Assigned to write an exposé on one of the most elusive and corrupt figures in the conservation world, a journalist finds himself on a plane to the Congo. His harrowing search leads him into an underground network of sinners and saints—and...

Fiction
Richard Wagamese

Alone in the world and placed in a horrific boarding school, Saul Indian Horse is surrounded by violence and cruelty. At the urging of a priest, he finds a tentative salvation in hockey. Yet as Saul’s victories mount, so do the racism and the...

Fiction
Craig Cliff

Tormented by the loss of his wife, department store window-dresser Colton Kemp decides to raise his newborn twins in secrecy and isolation, to become human mannequins. “A book that makes grand promises and delivers” (New York Times), ...

Fiction
Dalia Rosenfeld

The characters of these stories are animated by forces at once passionate and perplexing. Fiercely funny and entirely original, this collection takes readers from the United States to Israel and back again to examine the mystifying reaches of our...

Into the Sun
Fiction
Deni Ellis Béchard

When a car explodes in Kabul ten years after 9/11, a journalist discovers that its passengers—three fellow ex-pats—had formed an unlikely love triangle. As the journalist learns more, the narratives of their lives become inseparable from the...

What a Woman Must Do
Fiction
Faith Sullivan

When Celia Canby and her husband are killed in a car accident, her aunt Kate and cousin Harriet are left to raise Celia's daughter. Ten years later, it’s the 1950s, and the three generations of women are being drawn apart by life, loss, and new...

Good Night, Mr. Wodehouse
Fiction
Faith Sullivan

Widowed, penniless, responsible for her beloved baby boy, and subject to the small-town gossip of Harvester, Minnesota—Nell Stillman’s lot is not an easy one. Yet she finds strength in lasting friendships and in the rich inner life awakened by...

Dream Wheels
Fiction
Richard Wagamese

After suffering a devastating accident, rodeo cowboy Joe Willie Wolfchild retires to his family’s ranch to mend. There he meets Aiden, a troubled city teenager, and Claire, his mother—and three damaged people slowly begin to heal together.

Medicine Walk
Fiction
Richard Wagamese

When sixteen-year-old Franklin Starlight is summoned by his ailing father, Eldon, Franklin’s sense of duty clashes with the resentment he feels for his father’s many years of neglect and drinking. But when the two men set out together on one last...

Orange Grove
Fiction
Larry Tremblay

Twin brothers Amed and Aziz live in the peaceful shade of their family’s orange grove. But when a bomb kills the boys’ grandparents, blood will repay blood—and the war that plagues their country changes their lives forever.

Ordinary Wolves
Fiction
Seth Kantner

Born and raised in the Arctic, Cutuk Hawcley has learned to provide for himself by hunting, fishing, and trading. But when he leaves for the city as a young man, incompatible realities collide, forcing Cutuk to choose between two worlds—both...

Fiction
Shawn Otto

When John White is caught embezzling, his employer offers him a choice: prison, or participating in corporate sabotage. His decision takes him to a remote reservation in northern Minnesota and down a path of dangerous choices, in a gripping tale...

Fiction
Miriam Karmel

Esther Lustig has led a seemingly conventional life—marriage, two children, a life in suburban Chicago. Now, at the age of eighty-five, she’s left with questions and her memories, as the unforgettable Esther attempts to come to terms with the...

Ordinary Sins
Fiction
Jim Heynen

Modeled after the character sketches of Theophrastus, these stories deftly introduce a series of oddly recognizable individuals. In these brief interactions—moving from a nightly Sad Hour hosted by a bar to the moonlit sandbox of a retired army...

Let Him Go
Fiction
Larry Watson

It’s September 1951, in Dalton, North Dakota: years since George and Margaret’s widowed daughter-in-law left with their only grandson and married another man. Margaret is resolved to bring little Jimmy home—but when she and George find him in...

Jewelweed
Fiction
David Rhodes

After serving time for a dubious conviction, Blake Bookchester must adjust to existence outside prison—as life in Words, Wisconsin, swirls around him. Welcoming readers back to the characters introduced in the beloved Driftless, this...

The Book of Duels
Fiction
Michael Garriga

This collection of flash fiction asks what motivations have led individuals throughout history—from Alexander Hamilton and Aaron Burr, to Cain and Abel, to John Henry and the steam drill—to risk it all. Taking a broad historical view, but...

Inappropriate Behavior
Fiction
Murray Farish

A transatlantic journey with a subversive, vaguely threatening bunkmate; a student obsessed with a famous actress; a socially isolated couple who find themselves unable to resist their deviant sexual urges. In these stories, characters teeter on...

Apology
Fiction
Jon Pineda

When Tom Serafino’s twin sister, Teagan, suffers a debilitating brain injury, a police investigation implicates his playmate’s uncle, Shoe. Innocent of the crime but burdened by his own childhood tragedy, Shoe takes the blame—inviting the...

Siege 13
Fiction
Tamas Dobozy

In the fall of 1944, the Red Army encircled Budapest, and the ensuing months witnessed one of the most brutal sieges of World War II. Richly grounded in this historical trauma and its extended aftermath, the stories in this collection illuminate...

Fiction on a Stick
Fiction
Daniel Slager

Originally published as the state marked its sesquicentennial in 2008, this anthology suggests what residents of the state have known for some time: Minnesota has changed enormously since 1858. Rich, compelling, and often surprising, these pieces...

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