Foreword Reviews

Meg Nola, Book Reviewer

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The Dark Library

by Meg Nola

Cyrille Martinez’s clever and incisive novel "The Dark Library" creates a surreal microuniverse of books, manuscripts, readers, librarians, and historians. In the Great Library, neglected works are becoming resentful and anguished.... Read More

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Last Second in Dallas

by Meg Nola

Josiah Thompson’s reconsideration of the John F. Kennedy assassination, "Last Second in Dallas", includes compelling assessments of the existing evidence, but also incorporates twenty-first-century technological advancements. Decades... Read More

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Prospects of a Woman

by Meg Nola

In Wendy Voorsanger’s novel "Prospects of a Woman", a woman travels to Gold Rush California, where her New England upbringing, femininity, and traditional role are challenged. In California, Elisabeth and her husband Nate discover that... Read More

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Setsuko's Secret

by Meg Nola

Setsuko’s Secret is an intense, personal chronicle of the unconscionable internment of Japanese Americans during World War II. Soon after Japan’s attack on Pearl Harbor, President Franklin Roosevelt authorized Executive Order 9066,... Read More

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The Good Luck Stone

by Meg Nola

In Heather Bell Adams’s novel "The Good Luck Stone", wartime memories haunt a ninety-year-old woman, who also struggles to maintain her personal independence. During World War II, Audrey ventured beyond her genteel Southern upbringing... Read More

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Everything Here Is under Control

by Meg Nola

In Emily Adrian’s quirky, resonant novel, "Everything Here Is under Control", two women resume the intense friendship of their teen years after more than a decade of estrangement and uncertainty. After giving birth to her first child,... Read More

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Sachiko

by Meg Nola

Set during World War II, Endō Shūsaku’s novel "Sachiko" shifts from the fated city of Nagasaki to the horrors of Auschwitz, developing versatile individual and intersecting perspectives with compassion. Christianity is not native to... Read More

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Ship of Fates

by Meg Nola

Caitlin Chung’s wondrous "Ship of Fates" begins with the ancient legend of Wong Zhi Mei, a Chinese bride promised by her family to a foreign suitor. But teenage Mei yearns for true love, and she steals the suitor’s proffered gold and... Read More

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