Foreword Reviews

Ho Lin, Book Reviewer

Ho Lin is the author of China Girl and Other Stories, a finalist for the 2017 Foreword INDIES Awards. He resides in San Francisco and is co-editor of the literary journal Caveat Lector (www.caveat-lector.org). His passions include creating music, the New York Football Giants and green onion cakes. More on his work can be found at www.holinauthor.com.

Book Review

A Door Between Us

by Ho Lin

Politics, family frictions, and divided loyalties collide in Ehsaneh Sadr’s engrossing novel, which is set during the aftermath of Iran’s controversial 2009 presidential election and subsequent “Green Wave” protests. The families... Read More

Book Review

The Heartsick Diaspora

by Ho Lin

Riffing on the collisions between tradition and modernity, Elaine Chiew’s winsome, playful, and sometimes wistful short story collection "The Heartsick Diaspora" hopscotches across continents and time periods, focusing on Malaysians at... Read More

Book Review

More Miracle than Bird

by Ho Lin

History has little to say about Georgie Hyde-Lees, the literary maven who crossed paths with Britain’s brightest artists and eventually became the wife (and muse) of poet William Butler Yeats. Alice Miller’s diverting "More Miracle... Read More

Book Review

A House Is a Body

by Ho Lin

Powered by intense imagery and jolts of frank sexuality, Shruti Swamy’s "A House Is a Body" blurs the line between fantastical and naturalistic storytelling with its tales of love, loss, and life lived across cultures. “Blindness”... Read More

Book Review

Beyond the Horizon

by Ho Lin

Trials and tragedies can spur artists to great heights, but they can also undermine everything they’ve worked for. Such is the weighty conundrum behind Eoin Lane’s "Beyond the Horizon", about six decades of an artist’s life on the... Read More

Book Review

Vanishing Monuments

by Ho Lin

Life-changing moments lost, reimagined, and regained form the backbone of John Elizabeth Stintzi’s meditative, lyrical "Vanishing Monuments". Alani is a nonbinary, Minneapolis-based art professor who is forced to return to their... Read More

Book Review

Lake Like a Mirror

by Ho Lin

Malaysian Chinese author Ho Sok Fong writes from the point of view of the dispossessed and downtrodden. Her striking short story collection "Lake Like a Mirror" unveils a lesser-known side of Malaysia, wherein minority women struggle to... Read More

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