Foreword Reviews

Meg Nola, Book Reviewer

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b, Book, and Me

by Meg Nola

The two girls central to Kim Sagwa’s haunting "b, Book, and Me" face bullying, their parents’ indifference, and a sense of helpless displacement. Teachers pretend not to notice what happens to Rang and b, averting their eyes or... Read More

Book Review

The Clutter Remedy

by Meg Nola

Marla Stone’s "The Clutter Remedy" approaches the issue of possessions that overwhelm people’s lives in cohesive and compassionate terms, addressing the root causes of clutter and suggesting holistic methods of emotional healing and... Read More

Book Review

Would I Lie to You?

by Meg Nola

Judi Ketteler’s "Would I Lie to You?" surveys society’s levels of dishonesty and deception, showing that even seemingly sincere people can drift into untruths. Featuring analyses of honesty and guidance from experts in psychological... Read More

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Dreamland

by Meg Nola

In Nancy Bilyeau’s "Dreamland", the staid, guarded world of New York’s upper class is invigorated by Coney Island’s seaside air and spectacle. Set in 1911, "Dreamland"‘s bright, witty heroine is twenty-year-old heiress Peggy... Read More

Book Review

Christmas in Austin

by Meg Nola

In Benjamin Markovits’s novel "Christmas in Austin", the Essinger family gathers for the holidays, its siblings traveling from England and the East Coast back to Texas, where festive lights twinkle amid agave plants and the air smells... Read More

Book Review

Mighty Justice

by Meg Nola

Dovey Johnson Roundtree’s powerful memoir "Mighty Justice" covers her devotion to legal, racial, and gender equality. Roundtree was born in 1914, and in her 104 years worked as both an attorney and a minister to fight for the rights of... Read More

Book Review

The Lost Brothers

by Meg Nola

Jack El-Hai’s true crime story "The Lost Brothers" focuses on the disappearance of three young Minneapolis boys in November of 1951. Kenneth, David, and Danny Klein went to play at a park mere blocks from their home, but they never... Read More

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

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