The Center of Gravity by Patricia Brandon

Rating: ★★★★★

RCR Says: “Made up of short chapters that primarily alternate between the grueling storylines of Sonne and Rainer as they each navigate conflicted lives locked under Nazi control, The Center of Gravity is, without a doubt, an important work of historical fiction.”


Portland Zionists Unite! & Other Stories by Eric Flamm

Rating: ★★★★★

RCR Says: “Flamm very effectively showcases the parallels between on-the-ground peacekeeping efforts along the West Bank and back home in Portland, as members of local synagogues and community organizations seek to throw in their support for Israel.”

The Separation by Thomas Duffy

Rating: ★★★★

RCR Says: “It’s nearly impossible for the reader not to feel Finn’s pain as he wrestles with the knowledge that…those in power willingly lied to him for so many years.”