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Care and Feeding of Your Piano

Care and Feeding of Your Piano

Even when you think you know your way around a new purchase, it goddamn pays to read the user’s manual.
Funeral Practices of the Flooded Valley

Funeral Practices of the Flooded Valley

The long double row of skulls adorning the curved wooden bulkhead walls reminds us that in the midst of death we are in life.
A Strong Premonition of Death Struck Me This Morning

A Strong Premonition of Death Struck Me This Morning

Some days, no matter how hard you try, you just can’t shake that sense of impending doom.
Emmaus

Emmaus

THIRD PRIZE WINNER. A London detective’s unraveling memory leads him deep into a decades-old—and deadly—equestrian mystery.
Free Golf

Free Golf

Can a Michigan family deliver their youngest son to rehab for gambling addiction without disaster striking? Don’t bet on it.
The Tiniest Part of Me

The Tiniest Part of Me

When a white lawyer tries to negotiate a settlement for a black police victim, the greatest resistance comes from a most unexpected quarter.
The Birthing Room

The Birthing Room

SECOND PRIZE WINNER. A young family’s visit to a former stop on the Underground Railroad stirs up disquieting ghosts of the past.
Beringia (Part II)

Beringia (Part II)

With civilization—and civilized behavior—far behind her, what remains to mark a modern archaeologist superior to her Ice Age forebears? A devastating adventure concludes.
Beringia (Part I)

Beringia (Part I)

In an Alaskan landscape transformed by global warming, the archaeological find of a lifetime sets off a chain of irreversible events between lifelong rivals. An Arctic epic begins.
Gators

Gators

FIRST PRIZE WINNER. Beware. In the swamps of northern Louisiana, secrets as lethal as any gator may lurk just beneath the surface.

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