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The Twelve-Mile Straight (2017)
Eleanor Henderson
"The Twelve-Mile Straight is anything but - a family drama, a mystery, Southern Gothic, and a searing study of the complexities of race in America. Cotton County is a dark place, tortured by its own secrets, and it's in Henderson's expert hand and penetrating eye that those secrets are carried into light."
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Disappearing Earth (2019)
Julia Phillips
"Julia Phillips writes in clean, sharp lines that belie an almost frightening depth, and a clarity of eye that renders a complex and gut-wrenching vision of the Kamchatka region and its people. More than once, I gawped at this book: there are no seams, no sentimentality, not a single untrue thought from start to finish. With Disappearing Earth, Phillips accomplishes in her first book what most writers can't glimpse in a lifetime."

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