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AMATEURS by Dylan Hicks
Book Reviews / Fiction

AMATEURS by Dylan Hicks

Amateurs, by Dylan Hicks. Minneapolis, Minnesota: Coffee House Press, May 2016. 288 pages. $16.95, paper. Amateurs, the sophomore novel by Minneapolis-based singer-songwriter and novelist Dylan Hicks, is about the consequences of shooting for the moon—or at least the New York Times Best Sellers list. A twenty-first-century novel of manners in the Austenian tradition, Amateurs spans … Continue reading

John McCarthy’s GHOST COUNTY
Book Reviews / Poetry

John McCarthy’s GHOST COUNTY

Ghost County, by John McCarthy. Ann Arbor, Michigan: MG Press. 98 pages. $12.00, paper. Don’t be deceived by John McCarthy’s debut collection, Ghost County. The book’s slim size and meticulous organization can lull the unguarded reader into thinking that they are in for a quick indulgence, a one-sitting flick through a stereoscopic tour of the American … Continue reading

HIDE by Matthew Griffin
Book Reviews / Fiction

HIDE by Matthew Griffin

Hide, by Matthew Griffin. New York, New York: Bloomsbury Publishing, February 2016. 272 pages. $26.00, hardcover. Hide, Matthew Griffin’s tender, funny, and engrossing debut novel, is a love story. But an odd love story, a sort of alchemy between the sturdy, old-fashioned mores of the Greatest Generation, and the newfangled deconstruction, or at least complication … Continue reading