Foreword Reviews

Karla Strand, Book Reviewer

Book Review

Laurel Everywhere

by Karla Strand

With its themes of family, loss, sexuality, and self-discovery, Erin Moynihan’s "Laurel Everywhere" is a touching and quirky coming-of-age story. Laurel was named after the laurel bush, a nondescript plant that is found everywhere... Read More

Book Review

Like a Boy but Not a Boy

by Karla Strand

andrea bennett’s essays concern growing up, pregnancy, parenting, and mental health—topics that are addressed from a nonbinary perspective. Growing up in small town Canada as a queer, nonbinary individual was a complicated and... Read More

Book Review

Sleepovers

by Karla Strand

Ashleigh Bryant Phillips’s gritty short story collection "Sleepovers" is bold in exploring rural life in the US South. Its entries reflect upon family, childhood, relationships, and loss against backdrops of poverty, abuse, and... Read More

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