Excerpt from RE JANE

For Jane Re, a half-Korean, half-American orphan, Flushing, Queens, is the place she’s been trying to escape from her whole life.

The Smiling Skeptic: An Excerpt from THE MIRACLE GIRL

“These things can be explained: the weeping icons, the bleeding statues, the healing of disease, the aberrations of sun and sky and light, the apparitions of Jesus and Mary and Springsteen.” By Andrew Roe

The Lion in the Hills

“There was nothing left for us to do, and a lot of us simply fell apart.” By William Black

Review of Franklin Sports Junior Equipment Bag (Black)

“Conditions that worked for my kid won’t be the same for yours, etc.” By Evan Lavender-Smith

Punch for Punch

“When a man asks you to break his nose you don’t have much choice in the matter.” By Jared Yates Sexton

Excerpt from THE KEPT

“Elspeth Howell was a sinner.” By James Scott

Excerpt from FRAM, by Steve Himmer

“He was lucky, he knew: Julia didn’t mind his magazines or at least she didn’t complain.” By Steve Himmer


“Martin never expected to kill anyone when he was in the war. He had decided ahead of time to leave the killing up to the Marines.” By Sharon Erby

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“He finds that he can light his candles merely by touching their wicks with a finger.” By Mike Meginnis


“I was luckier than my father as the great love of my life seemed to be indestructible. I played Scrabble.” By James Browning

If I Would Leave Myself Behind

“I wish I could kiss someone I hate.” By Lauren Becker

How It’s Supposed to Work

“She was the one who brought the condom today, the mix CD and candle. She’d pulled off his socks the way an expert would, not the way a virgin would.” By Christy Cruchfield

I Am Having So Much Fun Here Without You

“I want to be a bigger man, a less predictable man than the kind who confuses love with sex.” By Courtney Maum

Everything I Never Told You

“Lydia is dead. But they don’t know this yet.” By Celeste Ng

Saint Roger of Fox Chase

Roger’s family vanished from St. Cecilia’s quickly. When the real story gets blurry and the details more important, adults become children, and some children become saints.

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Bret Easton Ellis is Vernon Downs

A page by page key to the allusions in Vernon Downs, by Jaime Clarke.