TALL ISLAND PRESS, 2017
by Holly Morse
"By the time the guests arrive, crostini have been added to the carrot and salad offerings. Wine and juice glasses are at the ready on the dining room table. Next to these, Sarah splays small square napkins with owls on them. She wonders if there are owls in The Andes where Elijah’s kind are native. If so, they are certainly guinea pigs’ predators. She hopes this doesn’t cross Zander’s mind. Animal and napkin-wise, it was the best she could do."
-- In Test Subjects Sarah cares for her much younger half-brother, Zander, by throwing a wake for his pet. It turns out all three of them, Sarah, Zander, and the unfortunate guinea pig, have some important news about what passes between the living and the dead.