by Jacqueline Knirnschild

Permafrost – Eva Baltasar

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PERMAFROST isn’t the conventional, happily-ever-after fairytale-esque story . . . Baltasar shows that although life may be grim and cruel, one must carry on and entrust that there is a glimmer of hope to be found somewhere.

Edie Richter is Not Alone – Rebecca Handler

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There is the belief that a person needs to have hit rock bottom in order to recover, but only a talented author, like Rebecca Handler, can show us what that looks like in gritty, realistic and darkly hilarious detail.

The Terrible Unlikelihood of Our Being Here – Susanne Paola Antonetta

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THE TERRIBLE UNLIKELIHOOD OF OUR BEING HERE is meant for anyone who, in Antonetta’s words, feels the need to “scratch life and make it bleed a little and know you’re here.”