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Claire Foster, Book Reviewer

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David and Ameena

by Claire Foster

Meatballs, free jazz, and subway singers? This is a fine romance. A fanciful courtship flourishes between two artistic loners in "David and Ameena", whose leads deal with connections, synchronicity, and cultural differences. David and... Read More

Book Review

The Best of World SF

by Claire Foster

Although science fiction imagines diverse, imaginative, and frightening futures, genre anthologies rarely achieve the brilliant range and diversity of voices of The Best of World SF: Volume 1. Edited by Lavie Tidhar, this labor of love... Read More

Book Review

Girl in the Walls

by Claire Foster

In Katy Michelle Quinn’s visceral, fervent novel "Girl in the Walls", the only queer kid in a traditional town finds a balm in an otherworldly ally. When Vernon’s family relocates from Seattle to a small town, their developing... Read More

Book Review

Don't Call It a Cult

by Claire Foster

Journalist Sarah Berman brings her signature gimlet eye and impeccable reporting to the story of the NXIVM women in Don’t Call It a Cult, a chilling true crime account. Convicted in 2019 of federal crimes including sex trafficking,... Read More

Book Review

Dying to Live

by Claire Foster

"Dying to Live" is a heartfelt memoir about dramatic spiritual experiences and their lifelong impact. Monica Hards’s memoir "Dying to Live" is about a near-death experience and the life lessons gleaned from it. The book opens with a... Read More

Book Review

Water I Won't Touch

by Claire Foster

“Haven’t we all chewed / through something tough and survived?” asks poet Kayleb Rae Candrilli in their collection Water I Won’t Touch, an intimate exploration of gender. Candrilli’s writing is poised yet vulnerable, always... Read More

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