In Claire Ibarra’s novel “Fragile Saints,” dreams and memories mingle as a woman recounts a visit to her Peruvian family that triggers reflection and revelation.
Kathy Taylor’s short story “Tree of the Little Hands” describes a couple carving out a life and a family — in the shadow of a tree.
In “Undercover Outlaw,” author Gini Rifkin’s steamy Western romance, the two heroes finally give in to longing — but there’s a wrinkle in their anticipation.
In “Colorado Phantasmagorias,” author Joan Jacobson imagines the state’s historical difference makers transported to the present day.
In “Dad,” a novel that draws from the author’s experience, a family wrestles with a parent prone to taking off across the country.
In Jeanette Minniti’s historical novel, “The Only Way Home,” a 15-year-old boy’s noble effort to provide for his widowed mother hits a snag in Georgia.
Author Gregory Hill’s novel “Sister Liberty” explores the bargain of belonging amid the strange and staid, 19th-century fictional town of Solemn, Indiana.
In “Striking Range,” the seventh Mattie Cobb mystery, author Margaret Mizushima launches a cold-case investigation that hits close to home for her protagonist.
“Rise of the Red Hand,” the young adult novel by Olivia Chada, seeks to put the threats posed by climate change into a global context through science fiction/fantasy.
Jennifer Koshatka Seman’s scholarly history examines the impact of 19th-century faith healing practices and radical politics of two curanderos in the U.S.-Mexico borderlands.