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Jenny Shank’s first novel, The Ringer, won the High Plains Book Award, and her work has appeared in The Atlantic, The Guardian, The Washington Post and Image.  She is on the faculty of the Mile High M.F.A. in creative writing at Regis University in Denver.

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John Gasaway examines the entire history of Catholic college basketball in the United States. We see just how many different teams, coaches and athletes have contributed to a reputation for basketball excellence, from the University of San Francisco to Georgetown, Gonzaga and Villanova.
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This story of a Vietnamese immigrant growing up in the United States is constructed as a series of meditations on the lessons from great books that moved and instructed him.
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Castillo writes with gorgeous precision and sensitivity about his experience as a boy growing into a man in a country that will not recognize him, his family split across borders.
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The horrors of abuse remain offstage, barely spoken of, yet the entire book is haunted by them.
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'Body Leaping Backward' is a melancholy, atmospheric memoir that reads as a sort of urgent confession.
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Sarah Blake's dream-like and intriguing first novel introduces us to the wife of Noah.
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R. O. Kwon's novel startles and unsettles with its insights, as its characters act to prove their beliefs to themselves and to the world, with explosive results.
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A frank and immersive foray into the world of Filipino-American immigrants to the United States.
Photo: Ricardo Barros
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While Kirstin Valdez Quade’s stories frequently feature Catholic characters, she says her relationship to the church “has always been a little bit complicated.”
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Alice McDermott has once again delivered a novel to ponder and cherish, from its moral quandaries down to its wry humor and hypnotic prose.