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

Hello, Stranger

by Aimee Jodoin

It’s impossible to see inside someone else’s mind to achieve true empathy, but Barbara Moran and Karl Williams’s "Hello, Stranger" comes close. Born in the early 1950s, Barbara Moran felt out of place and lonely for the first few... Read More

Book Review

The Helium Egg

by Aimee Jodoin

Surprising and strange, "The Helium Egg" is a colorful picture book whose suspense leads somewhere unexpected. E. Dorinda Shelley and Eleanor A. Hutton’s boldly colorful picture book "The Helium Egg" shows how a community of farm... Read More

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

Book Review

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

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