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November 15, 2022

Here are all of the books we've reviewed that were published November 15, 2022. You can also view all of the books we've reviewed that were published anytime in November 2022.

Book Review

Shopping, or The End of Time

by Matt Sutherland

A child of Houston, Cairo, and Caracas, a mother of three in Bolivia, Emily Bludworth de Barrios comes at her work from all directions at once, with a frenzied takedown of parental angst, violence against women, existential hopelessness,... Read More

Book Review

Van Dog

by Danielle Ballantyne

A cavalcade of characters brings a parade of color—and a little chaos—to this whimsical story about a dog determined to complete his masterpiece. Van Dog heads out into the countryside intent on painting a landscape; the frequent... Read More

Book Review

Night Terrors

by Carolina Ciucci

Parasomnias, or sleep phenomena, are more common than people think, and Alice Vernon’s "Night Terrors" is a fascinating exploration of sleep in these most difficult states. In the course of the book, Vernon draws on her own long... Read More

Book Review

The Hammerhead Chronicles

by Eileen Gonzalez

In Scott Gould’s novel "The Hammerhead Chronicles", cycling teaches a depressed man how to cope with life, though not in the way he expected. On the day that his almost-ex-wife Peg died, Claude bought a bicycle. It is the only good... Read More

Book Review

You Are Here

by Elaine Chiew

Cynthia Flood’s short story collection "You Are Here" seethes with political menace that’s seen through focused personal dramas. These stories defy categorization; they are wonderful, layered, powerful, and imbued with clear senses... Read More

Book Review

Appalachian Zen

by Melissa Wuske

Steve Kanji Ruhl’s "Appalachian Zen" is a memoir about a Buddhist awakening. Ruhl grew up in a trailer park in Appalachia with a deep yearning to be somewhere else. He began to practice Zen Buddhism, viewing it as a welcome contrast to... Read More

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