Books by State: Washington

“S.T., a domesticated crow, is a bird of simple pleasures: hanging out with his owner Big Jim, trading insults with Seattle’s wild crows (i.e. “those idiots”), and enjoying the finest food humankind has to offer: Cheetos ®. But when Big Jim’s eyeball falls out of his head, S.T. starts to think something’s not quite right.Continue reading “Books by State: Washington”

Books by State: Virginia

“Months after the last of the Wells sons jumped out of his bedroom window in Axton House (incidentally forgetting to open it first), a strange couple of Europeans arrive in Virginia to take possession of the estate. A. is the 23-year-old unforeseen scion; Niamh is the mute punk teen girl he refers to as hisContinue reading “Books by State: Virginia”

Teen Killers Club by Lily Sparks

Signal Deere was an outcast to begin with, then she finds herself accused and prosecuted for her best friend’s murder. She is adamant that she was framed, but the evidence (or more accurately, lack of evidence) doesn’t support her claim. Also, she is designated a Class A–the most dangerous and manipulative criminal profile. Immediately afterContinue reading “Teen Killers Club by Lily Sparks”

Books by State: Vermont

Our main character, Harrison Allen, returns to Vermont to stay on an island in a friend’s abandoned old house in order to research and look for the infamous Lake Champlain monster. Don’t be fooled though, the monster is simply a plot device to get Harrison to the island. Much stranger happenings occur on the islandContinue reading “Books by State: Vermont”

Poem (and other thoughts) in regards to possible overturning of Roe vs. Wade

Do you care only for the humanswho have not yet been born?Do you have no sympathy forthe humans who must carry,birth, and raise these babiesyou want others to have so badly?Where does the line lay, whendoes human life lose all meaningto you? From the momentthey are hurled into this world,screaming and kicking and wavingtheir smallContinue reading “Poem (and other thoughts) in regards to possible overturning of Roe vs. Wade”

Books by State: Texas

“Elatsoe—Ellie for short—lives in an alternate contemporary America shaped by the ancestral magics and knowledge of its Indigenous and immigrant groups. She can raise the spirits of dead animals—most importantly, her ghost dog Kirby. When her beloved cousin dies, all signs point to a car crash, but his ghost tells her otherwise: He was murdered.Continue reading “Books by State: Texas”

Books by State: Utah

“Nora Kelly, a young archaeologist in Santa Fe, receives a letter written sixteen years ago, yet mysteriously mailed only recently. In it her father, long believed dead, hints at a fantastic discovery that will make him famous and rich—the lost city of an ancient civilization that suddenly vanished a thousand years ago. Now Nora isContinue reading “Books by State: Utah”

Books by State: South Dakota

“In Wheatley, South Dakota, during the summer before Mike Newlin is to begin college, his father, an insurance salesman, shoots and kills the young woman who works for him as his receptionist. He disappears, and Mike is left behind in shock and grief. With his future suddenly obscured, Mike finds himself nearly overwhelmed by hisContinue reading “Books by State: South Dakota”

Books by State: Rhode Island

“It’s the early 1980s. In American colleges, the wised-up kids are inhaling Derrida and listening to Talking Heads. But Madeleine Hanna, dutiful English major, is writing her senior thesis on Jane Austen and George Eliot, purveyors of the marriage plot that lies at the heart of the greatest English novels. As Madeleine studies the age-oldContinue reading “Books by State: Rhode Island”

Books by State: Tennessee

“Lillian and Madison were unlikely roommates and yet inseparable friends at their elite boarding school. But then Lillian had to leave the school unexpectedly in the wake of a scandal and they’ve barely spoken since. Until now, when Lillian gets a letter from Madison pleading for her help. Madison’s twin stepkids are moving in withContinue reading “Books by State: Tennessee”