Litstack Recs: Arranged Marriage & This Case Is Gonna Kill Me

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Arranged Marriage: Stories, by Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni Acclaimed poet, novelist, and story writer Chitra Banerjee Divrakaruni’s first book of fiction was published in 1995, and the eleven stories in Arranged Marriage demonstrated her gift for chronicling female cultural dislocation and the compound identities that come with leaving one place—with its engrained customs and beliefs—for another. [….]

12/31/18: December Giveaway – Finding Juniper by Sadia Ash

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TITLE – Finding Juniper AUTHOR – Sadia Ash GENRE – Romance GIVEAWAY – Five E-booksSUMMARY – From London with love… or indifference?  “I have loved Kyle Paxton since I met him a year ago. We’ve gone through a lifetime of love and breakups. I can’t be with him. But I can’t keep away. I need to [….]

12/31/18: December Giveaway – Juniper Smoke by Sadia Ash

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TITLE – Juniper SmokeAUTHOR – Sadia Ash GENRE – Romance GIVEAWAY – Five E-booksSUMMARY – Juniper and Kyle meet when she is dangling forty feet from a museum scaffolding, hanging on for dear life. Juniper is a sassy, nerdy curator at the History Museum of Ann Arbor. Her life has been one big sacrifice for others. [….]

Our 2018 Favorite Reads

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From my reading of the past year, some favorites—here a memoir-in-essays and three story collections. How to Write an Autobiographical Novel: Essays by Alexander Chee “Writing is a way of going to the depth of Being,” wrote Marguerite Yourcenar, and in the sixteen essays that make up Alexander Chee’s 2018 memoir, the author dives deep, [….]

12/28/18: December Giveaway – Keystone by Dannika Dark

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TITLE – Keystone AUTHOR – Dannika Dark  GENRE – Urban Fantasy GIVEAWAY – Two E-booksSUMMARY – Raven Black hunts evildoers for fun, but her vigilante justice isn’t the only reason she’s hiding from the law. Half Vampire, half Mage, she’s spent years living as a rogue to stay alive. When a Russian Shifter offers her a [….]

12/28/18: December Giveaway – Trail of Lightning by Rebecca Roanhorse

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TITLE – Trail of Lightning AUTHOR – Rebecca Roanhorse  GENRE – Contemporary Fantasy GIVEAWAY – One E-bookSUMMARY – While most of the world has drowned beneath the sudden rising waters of a climate apocalypse, Dinétah (formerly the Navajo reservation) has been reborn. The gods and heroes of legend walk the land, but so do monsters. Maggie [….]

12/27/18: December Giveaway – The Silence of the Girls by Pat Barker

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TITLE – The Silence of the Girls AUTHOR – Pat Barker GENRE – HistoricalGIVEAWAY – One Print Copy (US Only)SUMMARY – The ancient city of Troy has withstood a decade under siege of the powerful Greek army, who continue to wage bloody war over a stolen woman–Helen. In the Greek camp, another woman watches and waits for [….]

12/27/18: December Giveaway – The Accidental War by Walter Jon Williams

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TITLE – The Accidental War AUTHOR – Walter Jon Williams GENRE – SciFiGIVEAWAY – One Print Copy (US Only)SUMMARY – Blending fast-paced military science fiction and space opera, the first volume in a dynamic trilogy from the New York Times bestselling author of The Praxis, set in the universe of his popular and critically acclaimed Dread Empire’s Fall series—a [….]

12/26/18: December Giveaway – Birthday Girl by Penelope Douglas

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TITLE – Birthday GirlAUTHOR – Penelope Douglas GENRE – Contemporary RomanceGIVEAWAY – Two E-book Copy (International)SUMMARY – From New York Times Bestselling author Penelope Douglas comes a new forbidden love story… JORDAN He took me in when I had nowhere else to go. He doesn’t use me, hurt me, or forget about me. He doesn’t [….]

12/26/18: December Giveaway – The Wish Collector by Mia Sheridan

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TITLE – The Wish Collector AUTHOR – Mia Sheridan GENRE – Magical RealismGIVEAWAY – One E-book Copy (International)SUMMARY – New Orleans, a city of mystery and magic, of secrets and dreams, and a history drenched in both love and the deepest of heartache.  When ballet dancer Clara Campbell arrives in New Orleans, lonely and homesick, [….]