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Against the Grain

May 21, 2022

The exceptional characters in this week’s selection include a college student pursuing the meaning of life, a hired mercenary on a cross country adventure, a lightkeeper on a remote African island, a reclusive New Mexico artist with a past and members of an insulated Dominican community in New York City. Each story is vastly unique, but they all share a common thread—the search for self and identity in a world rife with more questions than answers.

Happy reading,
Melanie Fleishman
Buyer, The Center for Fiction Bookstore