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The Black Cathedral by Marcial Gala

★★★☆☆ Split into a prism of countless fractured narratives, Marcial Gala’s The Black Cathedral pieces together the story of the religious Stuart family, who moves into the neighborhood of Cienfuegos, Cuba to begin construction...

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Indelicacy by Amina Cain

★★★★☆ There’s a terrific 1939 painting by Edward Hopper called “New York Movie.” It’s divided, though not quite halved, into two fields: on the left of the canvas, the shadowy elegance of a mid-century...

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Abigail by Magda Szabó

★★★★★ Fourteen year-old Georgina Vitay feels her life is over: her father, a decorated General in Budapest, has decided to send her to boarding school. To Gina, the Bishop Matula Academy (a traditional, religious...

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The Gnome Stories by Ander Monson

★★★★☆ “Unless you’re a freak,” Ander Monson writes in his freakishly good short story “Our Song,” “you don’t remember books word for word. You remember what they were to you, what you brought to...