Foreword Reviews

Meg Nola, Book Reviewer

Book Review

Honey

by Meg Nola

In Brenda Brooks’s "Honey", two friends reunite following nearly a decade of separation, resuming their relationship with a familiar, sisterly closeness that broadens into erotic intensity. When Nicole’s father is killed in an auto... Read More

Book Review

The Translator's Bride

by Meg Nola

In João Reis’s melancholy yet comic The Translator’s Bride, a nameless translator in a nameless city struggles to interpret his own life, wandering through a frustrating maze of streetcars, chilling rain, and moldy interiors. His... Read More

Book Review

The Lines

by Meg Nola

In Anthony Varallo’s evocative and taut "The Lines", the end of a marriage brings about an unsettling beginning for a family. Set during the 1970s and amid oil and gasoline shortages, the US’s scarcity of fuel and the public’s... Read More

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Feast Day of the Cannibals

by Meg Nola

Set in Gilded Age New York, Norman Lock’s "Feast Day of the Cannibals" is the sixth standalone book in the American Novel series. At the cusp of the nineteenth century, fictional and real life characters intersect in a setting that’s... Read More

Book Review

Blonde Rattlesnake

by Meg Nola

Julia Bricklin’s "Blonde Rattlesnake" is the true crime account of the 1933 spree of robberies and assaults committed by Tom White and his wife, Burmah. The couple terrorized the Los Angeles area for eight weeks, springing out of... Read More

Book Review

Bring the Rain

by Meg Nola

In JoAnn Franklin’s novel "Bring the Rain", Dart Sommers has an established career as a psychology professor at a North Carolina university. She is also the founder of The Raindrop Institute, a think tank dedicated to ending poverty.... Read More

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