“The Predictions” is a coming-of-age novel with a unique depiction of young-adult life. Written in a memoir style with an exploration of gender roles and responsibility, Bianca Zander’s second novel immerses readers into the complexities of change.
Mark A. Latham’s “The Lazarus Gate” is a gripping story about a paranormal activity occurring in 1800s England, forming around a mystery.
In the imaginary village of Hayslope, on the frontier between the nonexistent English counties of Loamshire and Stonyshire, round about the year 1799, a strong, manly carpenter named Adam Bede lives with his doting mother (who becomes a widow in an early chapter) and his gentle, sensitive brother Seth. The brothers love the two pretty nieces of a prosperous farmer and his wife who live nearby. Adam’s intended is a vain, saucy, but irresistibly pretty little thing named Hetty Sorrel; the girl Seth wants to marry is a tender, modestly beautiful Methodist lay preacher named Dinah Morris.