In this new novel, the inviting narrator relates a weekend adventure with his friend Vince as they attend the funeral of Vince’s cousin Ray. It's a dark story about friendship and loss with overtones of humor and sparkling weirdness.
"Ancient Oceans of Central Kentucky" by David Connerley Nahm is a deeply involving story about a boy who disappears and the sister who never forgets him. It's also, for me, a book of special significance.
Here's a novel to sink into for its place and characters, a dive bar filled with diverse patrons you won't easily forget. Enter its world and you'll meet Owen in a Santa suit, Shambles, No Eyebrows and many other colorful people. This exceptional novel, "Damascus" by Joshua Mohr, is brilliantly quirky and compassionately heartfelt.
"You Are My Heart and Other Stories" is a new collection by veteran writer Jay Neugeboren. Published this month, the gathering of 11 stories has an unusually powerful effect -- driving us toward self-awareness and recognition of the human condition.
Scott Bradfield's new novel published by Two Dollar Radio is more commentary on modern American life than plot-driven story. Here's what it's all about.
Xiaoda Xiao's debut novel is a work of history in fictional form. Its spare prose lures us into a powerful story of imprisonment and human rights violations in Mao's communist China. Here's a review.
Two Dollar Radio is an independent publisher in Granville, Ohio. Their literary novels are getting national attention. Here's what I learned, plus their books.