Foreword Reviews

Aimee Jodoin, Book Reviewer

A former editor at Foreword Reviews, Aimee Jodoin now lives the library life in Grand Rapids, Michigan. She prefers to be surrounded by books of the contemporary literary and science fiction variety; her favorite authors are Haruki Murakami, Zadie Smith, Karen Russell, and Kazuo Ishiguro, though progressive debut novels are what truly give her joy. Her interests both in and out of books include feminism, healthy living, environmental sustainability, and cats. She is currently—perpetually—writing a novel, of course.

Book Review

Saturday's Child

by Aimee Jodoin

Children of sometimes difficult parents will find this clear-eyed and cathartic memoir to be sympathetic. More than a memoir, Deborah Burns’s Saturday’s Child is a tribute to her mother Dotty, a powerhouse of a woman whose role in... Read More

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Something like Breathing

by Aimee Jodoin

On a remote island off the coast of Scotland, two young girls navigate the judgement of their peers and the adults in their lives. Angela Readman’s "Something like Breathing" pairs nuanced observations with an atmospheric setting to... Read More

Book Review

Frozen Dinners

by Aimee Jodoin

Affecting and sometimes poetic, "Frozen Dinners" paints a complex portrait of a twentieth-century Idahoan family and its business empire. Elaine Ambrose’s memoir "Frozen Dinners" details the emotional roller coaster of her father’s... Read More

Book Review

The Fifth Dimension

by Aimee Jodoin

"The Fifth Dimension" is a loquacious novel with some interesting philosophical insights. Ramma Kher’s novel "The Fifth Dimension" follows a woman through grief, motherhood, and numerous existential crises. After the devastating death... Read More

Book Review

Time Shot

by Aimee Jodoin

"Time Shot" is a science fiction thriller that also fits neatly in the international spy genre. A Russian spy and an American colonel clash in R. K. Johnson’s fast-paced "Time Shot", which features interesting science fiction... Read More

Book Review

A Harvest of Thorns

by Aimee Jodoin

"A Harvest of Thorns" is an intense science fiction thriller with a complex plot and compelling characters. Exploring government corruption in global (and interstellar) crises, Mario Carini’s "A Harvest of Thorns" is an exciting... Read More

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