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Theses/Dissertations from 2014

The Geography of the Captured: Selected Poems, Amin Esmaielpourzanjan


The Closest of Allies, Holly P. Evers

Reaping Joy, Patricia D. France


Chasing Freedom: A Novel Excerpt, Dallas Funk

Lines in the Sand: Reflections on Faith, Beauty, and Medicine, Carol Elisabeth Green

An Excerpt from MageFall: a FourFold Project Novel, Trevor Gulley

Enough to Wake the Dead and other Stories, Rachel Halpern


The Church of Forgotten People, Katherine Johnson

Aunt Jane, Linda J. Kobert

The Shambling Guide to New Orleans, Mary Larkin Lafferty


The Confounding of the Chamelon, David LeBlanc

The Cycle of Mefalinda, Fiona Lehn

To Dirigo & Back, Bridget Madden

Weesel, Rebecca J. McKenna

Some Other Giant: Stories, Cortney McLellan

Little Red, Roxanne Ocasio


The Right to Remain, Alexis Paige


How to Sink, Swim, or Drown, Christina Perachio

Frog Keeper, Sean R. Robinson

Blood Lust, Danielle Rose

The Bulletproof and Other Stories, John Shade

Ka Lei Haku, Debra Kilihune Simmons

Grainne, J. G. Strauss


Reach for Me: A Memoir, Kelli Thompson

Winter Animals and Other Stories, Enza Vescera