Foreword Reviews

Claire Foster, Book Reviewer

Book Review

HomoAmerican

by Claire Foster

"HomoAmerican" is a record of Michael K. Dane’s struggle to break free and live in full, open celebration of himself at a time when gay rights were stifled, hidden, and silenced. History, memory, and imagination converge in Michael K.... Read More

Book Review

On Loving

by Claire Foster

"On Loving" is a rich novel concerned with what it means to truly love someone. In Lili Naghdi’s literature-infused novel "On Loving", a lonely young Iranian surgeon experiences love, loss, and longing. Rose, the distant cousin of... Read More

Book Review

Evie of the Deepthorn

by Claire Foster

Fantasy is an outlet for grief, fear, and transformation in the pop culture-inflected novel "Evie of the Deepthorn" from André Babyn. A single story becomes the emotional outlet for three very different people who are drawn together in... Read More

Book Review

Cursed

by Claire Foster

A curse is a wish gone sour, twisted sideways, and stuck into the softest spots. Titan’s "Cursed" collects twenty skin-crawling, tooth-grinding scary and sensuous stories and lyric poems that revive traditional fairy tales and create... Read More

Book Review

I Know How This Ends

by Claire Foster

In 2020, as the first babies born after September 11th, 2001 graduate from high school, a special program brings together a generation of young adults with adults who watched the towers fall. "I Know How This Ends" is a time-bending... Read More

Book Review

Master of Sorrows

by Claire Foster

Artifacts, ancient secrets, and an aching desire to prove himself force neophyte Annev de Breth to contend with magical forces in "Master of Sorrows", the first book in The Silent Gods series from Justin Travis Call. Annev, a student at... Read More

Book Review

Keeping Time

by Claire Foster

"Keeping Time" is a rich novel that explores the nature of a marriage and asks whether love is a monolith, a miracle of biology, or an artificial construct. Alternating between the late 1980s and the early 2000s, the story focuses on a... Read More

Book Review

Parable of the Brown Girl

by Claire Foster

Fulfilling the promise that “the last shall be first,” Khristi Lauren Adams’s The Parable of the Brown Girl is a moving call to power for black women and girls. Drawing on biblical stories and Adams’s personal experiences as a... Read More

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