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Besharam

by Meredith Grahl Counts

Feminist lawyer Priya-Alika Elias’s excellent essay collection "Besharam" explores modern womanhood in two nations. Elias grew up in India, came to the US for college and law school, and returned to India. Her strong, engaging voice... Read More

Book Review

White Space

by Rebecca Hussey

Structured around a life-changing trip to Guatemala, Jennifer De Leon’s "White Space" is a lively collection of personal essays about becoming a writer and growing up the child of immigrants. When she was a teenager, De Leon’s father... Read More

Book Review

White Magic

by Danielle Ballantyne

A collection of essays tackling addiction, sexual violence, mental illness, and the colonization of witchcraft, "White Magic" is a delight and a challenge. Elissa Washuta is a refreshing narrator, her prose poetic and sparse. Describing... Read More

Book Review

Accidental Gardens

by Peter Dabbene

"Accidental Gardens" is a rich essay collection that imparts the inherent value of writing poems and essays, which can be both impactful and fun. Inspired by the Japanese writing form haibun, the forty-two essays in Rob Carney’s... Read More

Book Review

No Planet B

by Rachel Jagareski

If you haven’t read Teen Vogue lately, you might be surprised to learn that pieces about climate change are among its fashion and pop culture pages. Editor Lucy Diavolo collects thirty-one of these impassioned articles and interviews... Read More

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