The characters in Jeremy T. Wilson’s excellent short story collection "Adult Teeth" are all facing significant life changes, and the outcomes are consistently surprising, entertaining, and revealing. In “It Don’t Get No Better Than... Read More
Book of the Day Round Up
Another week, another round up!
Reviewer Interviews Deni Ellis Bechard
Author of White
There is nothing simple about the way we internalize systems of privilege and power.
Interview with Kate Inglis
Author of Notes for the Everlost
For the length of time it takes to read this interview, set aside what you know and let Kate Inglis tell you about grief from her perspective.
An Interview with Author Robert W. Turner
Professional football is on the hotseat right now, deservedly so
Interview with Author Lisa Kohn
Nearly all of us are vulnerable to powerful people.
In Michelle Barker’s "The House of One Thousand Eyes", it’s 1983, and the German Democratic Republic is on lockdown. Orphaned when her parents died in a factory explosion, all seventeen-year-old Lena Altman has left are her aunt,... Read More
Novuyo Rosa Tshuma shapes the history of a family into a riveting, detailed novel. Following in the footsteps of Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie’s Half of a Yellow Sun, Tshuma crafts a political, historical tale of both a country at war and... Read More
Natalie Sypolt’s "The Sound of Holding Your Breath" finds people on the cusp. Poised on the edge of change, these stories traffic in the ties of duty, trouble, and trauma embedded in the lives of various West Virginians and offer... Read More
In Calais, France, there is a horrifying encampment known as The Jungle that teems with people who’ve who fled wars and violence. Faced with overcrowding, police brutality, and political ennui, their dreams slowly fester. Residents... Read More
Lena Mahmoud constructs a subversive story about love and marriage in her novel "Amreekiya", a feminist Palestinian project that follows its headstrong lead, Isra, through struggle and loss. This is a tense examination of what a marriage... Read More
In Ruvanee Pietersz Vilhauer’s "The Water Diviner and Other Stories", Sri Lankans recognize and reckon with each other and their shared history at home and abroad, discovering what connects and divides them. Full of richly drawn... Read More
Moving from the recent past into the future, Sara Batkie’s short story collection "Better Times" traverses lives that are subtly or drastically twisted away from what is familiar. Mystery and surrealism underlie the mundane, their... Read More