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.”

Farewell the Dragon by Lee Barckmann

Rating: ★★★★★

RCR Says: “Through a careful unpacking of culture, religion, and economic zeitgeist, Barckmann begins to put his finger on the facts that separate East from West, if indeed there are any to be found.”

Portrait of Stella by Susan Wüthrich

Rating: ★★★★

RCR Says: “Ultimately, Wüthrich shows how life is so often an unpredictable balance of beautiful moments and heart-wrenching tragedy—and that is exactly why we must fight for each new day with a fresh heart.”