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Claire Foster, Book Reviewer

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Size Zero

by Claire Foster

In the world of high fashion, no model is too thin, no price too high, and no design too grotesque. So reveals Abigail Mangin’s painful, zany satirical novel "Size Zero", about the exploitation behind the elaborate fashion shows and... Read More

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Temple Dancer

by Claire Foster

"Temple Dancer", Amy Weintraub’s astonishing new novel, evokes the power of a lost spiritual tradition through the story of two disparate women: a disgraced temple dancer from 1930s India, and a contemporary social worker in... Read More

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Purged Souls

by Claire Foster

Brutality is juxtaposed with humor and compassion in this speculative, science-inflected novel about human nature in extremis. Twenty years after a pandemic devastated the earth’s human population, survivors struggle to maintain their... Read More

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Humans

by Claire Foster

Mjomba and the Evil Ghost is a discursive novel concerned with the heresy that it views as inherent in scholarship; it works to justify the dogma of the Catholic Church. Joseph Luguya’s book Mjomba and the Evil Ghost involves a... Read More

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The Feasting Virgin

by Claire Foster

Two women are drawn together through shared, sensuous experiences of Greek food and motherhood in Georgia Kolias’s "The Feasting Virgin", a sexy novel that evokes the turmoil and pleasure of domestic life. Xeni is thirty-eight, a... Read More

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