Literary Fiction

Not All That Glitters

Elizabeth R. Ashfield

Not All That Glitters is a stunning and sensuous debut that explores the familiar search for love and approval, one that gracefully toes the line between the modern and the conservative, the proud and the shameful, the provocative and the intimate.


Forbidden Rock and Roll

Polina Krymskaya

In a small Soviet town, ninth-grader Seva Temkin finds solace in his friendship with Zhenya Smirnov. Gradually, he realizes his feelings for Zhenya have become complicated. Grappling with hidden emotions and societal norms, Seva withdraws into his art, straining the boys' bond. Just as they prepare to confront their truths, an unexpected event forces Seva to retreat.


The Love of Impossible Sums

Panayotis Cacoyannis

Still grieving the loss of his beloved wife, Oliver reluctantly agrees to attend a poetry reading, and on the way a stranger asks him for a light. She is Alex, who is also the poet, and soon after the performance she and Oliver embark on a whirlwind romance. But an ever-present cast of meddling friends stir up tensions that risk coming to a head. Kirkus Reviews Verdict: GET IT!


Embrace the Now

Maria Kitsios

May the poetry in this book serve as a reminder to be present—here and now.
Use meditation and mindfulness as tools to fully embrace this earthly experience.
Be aware of your mind, body, and spirit in each moment.
Root yourself through grounding techniques and cleanse your physical body of impurities.
Spend time in nature and connect to its divinity.