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Butter Honey Pig Bread

by Eileen Gonzalez

In Francesca Ekwuyasi’s "Butter Honey Pig Bread", a Nigerian woman’s homecoming stirs bad memories, old hurts, and a chance for new beginnings. Kehinde has not seen her mother, Kambirinachi, or twin sister, Taiye, in years. After... Read More

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On Fragile Waves

by Eileen Gonzalez

A refugee family struggles to adjust to a new life in E. Lily Yu’s novel "On Fragile Waves". Firuzeh doesn’t know why her parents have whisked her and her brother from Afghanistan to Australia. Nor does she understand why the... Read More

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The Coral Bride

by Eileen Gonzalez

A woman’s drowning brings deadly and uncomfortable truths to the surface in Roxanne Bouchard’s "The Coral Bride". Angel, one of the only fisherwomen in the Gaspé Peninsula, goes missing just before her tenth wedding anniversary.... Read More

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The Immortals

by Eileen Gonzalez

In Makenzy Orcel’s "The Immortals", a grieving woman vents her feelings on death and loss. A Haitian sex worker cajoles her client, a writer, into recording the life of her protégé, who was killed in the 2010 earthquake. Despite the... Read More

Book Review

Still Life

by Eileen Gonzalez

Historical figures reevaluate the legacy of an abolitionist in Zoë Wicomb’s novel "Still Life". Plagued by writer’s block, an author allows the contemporaries of Thomas Pringle, a Scottish-born poet and abolitionist, to take the... Read More

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