Great to see a couple of PGC titles made the list!
Black Flies by Shannon Burke (Soft Skull Press, $19.50 pb)
A Rookie Paramedic in New York City is overwhelmed by the horrors of his job in this arresting, confrontational novel, informed by Burke's five years experience on city ambulances.
School on Heart's Content Road by Carolyn Chute (Atlantic Monthly, $31.00 cl)
In Chute's first novel in nearly 10 years, disparate characters cluster around an off-the-grid communal settlement.
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