Foreword Reviews

Jaime Herndon, Book Reviewer

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Minus Me

by Jaime Herndon

In Mameve Medwed’s novel "Minus Me", after receiving devastating news about her health, a woman decides to leave her husband detailed directions on how to live the rest of his life without her. Annie lives in a small town in Maine,... Read More

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Cormorant Lake

by Jaime Herndon

With a dash of magical realism, Faith Merino’s novel "Cormorant Lake" concerns the meanings and complexities of motherhood and family. When Evelyn comes home to find one of her roommate Erin’s children thrashing, alone, in her bath... Read More

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This Is Not the Jess Show

by Jaime Herndon

Anna Carey’s young adult novel This is Not the Jess Show starts in a familiar fashion, with a teenager in the suburbs dealing with drama. But there are unsettling events, too: Jess hears a chorus of chants in the morning, her dog has... Read More

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Heaven

by Jaime Herndon

Emerson Whitney’s genre-bending memoir "Heaven" is about gender, family, and memory. It is cerebral in examining social labels and expectations, as well as how selves are constructed and the stories that people tell themselves about... Read More

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The Opposite of Falling Apart

by Jaime Herndon

Micah Good’s "The Opposite of Falling Apart" includes a meet-cute, angst, and lots of introspection as its characters confront weighty issues. Jonas, an amputee, and Brennan, a girl with severe anxiety, are hardly a perfect match, but... Read More

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Invisible People

by Jaime Herndon

The journalist Alex Tizon had a goal: to bring to visibility those “who existed outside the mainstream’s field of vision.” He felt that everyone had a story, and he wanted to help people tell it. That’s exactly what "Invisible... Read More

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