Contemporary Fiction

Lion statue

The Absence of Sound

A quiet man who works at the New York Public Library contemplates the space created by absences, both recent and in the past.  More

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Years of caring for a brother who won’t leave his room has driven Hattie to desperation. With hopes of urging him outside, she enlists the More

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“When the sea takes a man, sometimes it gives him back. … And sometimes it doesn’t give anything back at all.” More

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A fan of crime fiction finds herself the prime suspect of a New Hampshire murder that took place in her small home town. More

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Trapped in a warming cabin during a violent blizzard, a first responder must decide whether to help rescue a group of teenagers that vanished in More

Pigeons

Despite growing doubts over her long-distance relationship, a young woman moves in with her boyfriend’s mother after her New York City sublet falls through.  More

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Dating

A timid divorcee trades his gardening skills for a love potion and meets an attractive beekeeper.  More

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Revelation

A young skeptic asks God to bring back his Little League catcher’s mitt. And his prayers are answered — well, sort of.  More

A snow-covered road at night. It cuts through a wooded area, and street lights glow brightly.
Night Divine

“Music has a way of attaching itself to particular … moments in time, sealing them into a permanent state,” writes Billy O’Callaghan in this moving More

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