Deepa Anappara examines the dangers of childhood in ‘Djinn Patrol on the Purple Line’

Deepa Anappara examines the dangers of childhood in ‘Djinn Patrol on the Purple Line’

Deepa Anappara spent over a decade as a journalist in India where she reported on poverty, religion, and education. Her work resulted in multiple awards and recognitions. Her novel, Djinn Patrol on the Purple Line, builds on those themes she wrote about.

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Patrick Coleman’s ‘The Churchgoer’ is a modern noir that reshapes the genre

Patrick Coleman’s ‘The Churchgoer’ is a modern noir that reshapes the genre

The Churchgoer by Patrick Coleman is an engrossing noir that tackles religion, faith, and morality. Set in Southern California during the early-2000s, it follows a former Evangelical pastor turned blue-collar worker and surfer. His world gets turned upside-down when his coworker is murdered and a new woman in his life go missing on the same night.

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Sarah Blake’s ‘Naamah’ is a biblical story for feminists

Sarah Blake’s ‘Naamah’ is a biblical story for feminists

Sarah Blake‘s debut novel is set during the Great Flood, which has been told and re-told throughout history. You probably know it as the story of Noah and his Ark. Blake decided that the version wasn’t enough. She dug and found Naamah, Noah’s wife.

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