Foreword Reviews

Meg Nola, Book Reviewer

Book Review

Motherland

by Meg Nola

Melissa Thompson’s enticing Jamaican-inspired cookbook "Motherland" combines a solemn history of the Caribbean island nation with notes about its delicious food and spirited reputation. The daughter of a Jamaican father and Maltese... Read More

Book Review

MacLeish Sq.

by Meg Nola

In Dennis Must’s intriguing novel "MacLeish Sq.", illusion challenges reality and invades the unsettled past. John just bought an old farmhouse in his New England hometown. He left this “mostly desolate” place at eighteen, yet as... Read More

Book Review

Chinese-Ish

by Meg Nola

Chinese-ish is a vibrant collaborative cookbook created by Asian Australian friends Rosheen Kaul and Joanna Hu. The pair share a passion for food and the experience of growing up in millennial Melbourne as the children of immigrants.... Read More

Book Review

Plain

by Meg Nola

In "Plain", Mary Alice Hostetter chronicles her formative years within a Mennonite family and her later quest for personal independence. In Pennsylvania, Hostetter and her siblings worked on her parents’ farm. She also helped with... Read More

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Postcards from Absurdistan

by Meg Nola

Derek Sayer’s "Postcards from Absurdistan" is an encompassing review of cultural and sociopolitical Prague from tumultuous 1938 onward, detailed with compassion for the Czech people. It is meticulous in recounting the regimes they have... Read More

Book Review

Prize for the Fire

by Meg Nola

Rilla Askew’s historical novel "Prize for the Fire" is the tragic, passionate story of an Englishwoman who lived during the reign of Henry VIII. In 1537, Martha faces an arranged marriage. But her sudden death leaves a void in the... Read More

Book Review

Breathing Lake Superior

by Meg Nola

In Ron Rindo’s gripping novel "Breathing Lake Superior", a grieving man goes on a troubled religious odyssey. Sixteen-year-old John lives in suburban Milwaukee with his mother and stepfather, Anna and Cal, and his stepsister, JJ.... Read More

Book Review

Waking Up to the Dark

by Meg Nola

Clark Strand’s mystical treatise "Waking Up to the Dark" encourages reconsidering and preserving the entity of night amid a world of incessant brightness. The book reflects upon life prior to gas lighting and Thomas Edison’s... Read More

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