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This month’s title is Lions, an atmospheric and mesmerizing second novel from critically acclaimed writer Bonnie Nadzam.

Lions, Colorado is a small town on the cusp of collapse. For 17-year-old Leigh Ransom and her boyfriend Gordon Walker, the future is a thing that lies outside their dying high-planes farming community. But when Gordon’s father gives him a strange task from his death bed, the young man will have to decide whether to leave for college with his girlfriend or stay in Lions looking after his family’s business and upholding the peculiar inheritance of Walker men.

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Bonnie Nadzam has published fiction and essays in many journals and magazines, including Granta, Harpers Magazine, Orion Magazine, The Iowa Review, Epoch, The Kenyon Review, and many others. Her first novel, Lamb, was recipient of the Center for Fictions first novel award in 2011, and was longlisted for the Baileys Womens Prize for Fiction. It has been translated into several languages and made into a film that will be released in 2016. She is also co-author with Dale Jamieson of Love in the Anthropocene (OR Books, 2015).