by Amber Ruth Paulen

Mystery Lights – Lena Valencia


Through the process of stripping away parts of the self . . . the women come face-to-face with their own uncanny reality, however ugly. Ghosts do not give up easily.

Roman Stories – Jhumpa Lahiri


Each character’s Roman sea is quite different, but the similarity remains: Each has been tossed up on its shore.

Kairos – Jenny Erpenbeck


With Kairos, Erpenbeck proves the impossibility, irresponsibility even, of an easy binary and reminds us that the only thing we can be certain of is an ending that will bring along change.