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The Last Watch
The Last Watch
by J. S. Dewes

This is an epic space fantasy about all the “wrong” people, the tense relationships they build, and the single goal that unites them all. And this is only the beginning.

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Remote Control
Remote Control
by Nnedi Okorafor

When an alien artifact turns her into Death’s adopted daughter, Sankofa, with her name being the only tie to her family and her past, searches for answers as cities fall in her wake.

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We Were Never Here
We Were Never Here
by Andrea Bartz

Bartz, who is from Brookfield, set the majority of this story in Milwaukee, Emily’s home. The story is replete with Wisco details – old fashioneds, Brady Street, custard, going up north.

Shoulder Season
Shoulder Season
by Christina Clancy

Clancy has a PhD in Creative Writing from UW-Milwaukee, and taught English for almost a decade at Beloit College. She lives in Madison, Wisconsin with her husband John. They have two kids, Olivia and Tim.

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Afterparties
Afterparties
by Anthony Veasna So

Short stories that portray of the lives of Cambodian-Americans still dealing with the inherited weight of the Khmer Rouge genocide including a young, disillusioned teacher obsessed with Moby-Dick and a child whose mother survived a school shooting.

Razorblade Tears
Razorblade Tears
by S.A. Cosby

When his son Isiah and his white husband, Derek, are murdered, ex-con Ike bands together with Derek’s father, another ex-con, to rain down vengeance upon those who hurt their boys while confronting their own prejudices about each other and their sons.

The Man Who Died Twice
The Man Who Died Twice
by Richard Osman

When an old friend, who has been accused of stealing millions of dollars’ worth of diamonds, needs her help leaving a dead body in his wake, Elizabeth and her friends go against a ruthless murderer.

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When the Stars Go Dark
When the Stars Go Dark
by Paula McLain

Retreating to her childhood foster home in the wake of a tragedy, a veteran missing-persons detective becomes entwined in the search for a local teen whose disappearance eerily resembles an unsolved case from the detective’s past.

Bombshell
Bombshell
by Sarah MacLean

No stranger to scandal, Lady Sesily Talbot embraces her bad reputation and continues luring men from Mayfair ballrooms for late night escapades but finds herself pining for what she can’t seem to have—her brother’s best friend.

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People We Meet on Vacation
People We Meet on Vacation
by Emily Henry

Best friends Alex and Poppy try to repair their relationship two years after a disastrous vacation together by planning another vacation together.