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Body of Correspondence

by Ruth Ozeki Lounsbury and Marina Zurkow

A lifetime of letters between pen pals falls into the hands of a collector who plans to rewrite history — prompting the writers' ghosts to intervene.

Brincando el Charco: Portrait of a Puerto Rican

by Frances Negrón-Muntaner

An experimental narrative that explores the definitions of Puerto Rican social, political, and sexual identities in the U.S. and Puerto Rico.

Catherine's Story

by James Babanikos and Mary John

Catherine is reading Kate Chopin's short story, when Chopin's fictional heroine appears in the flesh to help Catherine struggle against an abusive husband.

Crossover

by Tina Mabry

In a future where schools are segregated by economic status, a struggling mother must decide whether to sell her own organs to give her children a better education.

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Heroine of Hell

by Nietzchka Keene

A painter obsessed with visions of hell and damnation forms a strange alliance with a recent widow.

Hollow

by Lisa Robinson

The web is no longer secure, but NeuroLock™ can encrypt data using the human brain. Iris struggles to choose between unemployment and a job as a “neuro-messenger,” a career with unwanted side effects.

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The Last Letter

by Frederick Wiseman

The Last Letter is legendary filmmaker Frederick Wiseman’s poignant portrayal of a Russian Jewish woman living in a Ukrainian city seized by the Germans who writes her son one last letter.

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Laura Keller - NB

by Mo Perkins

With global population at an extreme high, federal fertility lotteries now determine who can and can’t reproduce. When one woman learns that she will be permanently sterilized, her faith in the system is shaken.

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Mama Africa: An Evening in July

by Simon Bright, and Wellspring Media, Inc.

On the afternoon before her arranged marriage, a reluctant young bride and aging beautician in Tunisia form a bond with deep consequences for both of them.

Mama Africa: Bintou

by Simon Bright, and Wellspring Media, Inc.

Against all odds and her husband's wishes, a downtrodden housewife in Burkina Faso sets out to earn enough money to educate her daughter.

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