Foreword Reviews

  • Book Reviews
  • Translations
Return to Most Recent

Book Review

The Bottom of the Sky

by Peter Dabbene

"The Bottom of the Sky" is about two boys, Isaac and Ezra, who are science-fiction fans. They fall in love with a girl they meet at one of their sci-fi club meetings. But it also revolves around a mysterious science-fiction novel called... Read More

Book Review

Deir Al Lauz

by Paige Van De Winkle

This beautiful allegorical novel highlights the heartrending issues of Palestinians and refugees with a magical style. "Deir Al Lauz", written by Lama Sakhnini and translated by Sabrina Sakhnini, is a harrowing and stylish novel that... Read More

Book Review


by Karen Rigby

The novel emphasizes how, no matter the circumstances, there’s room for belief in a future. Niccolò Ammaniti imagines the fallout of an epidemic fever in his gripping, post-apocalyptic "Anna". "Anna" will inspire comparison with The... Read More

Book Review

Sisters of the Cross

by Meagan Logsdon

In gorgeous prose, the novel blends together seemingly disparate narratives to form a harmonious whole. In "Sisters of the Cross", Alexei Remizov captures the strata of human experiences via evocative imagery and scintillating language.... Read More

Book Review

A Girl in Exile

by Jon Arlan

"A Girl in Exile" is a striking exploration of love, art, paranoia, and the limits of freedom in a totalitarian state. "A Girl in Exile", from internationally acclaimed Albanian author and perennial Nobel Prize favorite Ismail Kadare, is... Read More

Book Review

The Restless

by Rebecca Foster

In Gerty Dambury’s "The Restless", living and dead members of a Guadeloupe neighborhood recount the tragic aftermath of a deadly protest. The novel is inspired by real events and a shocking cover-up. On May 24, 1967, a union strike in... Read More

Load More