Foreword Reviews

Meg Nola, Book Reviewer

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Tooth of the Covenant

by Meg Nola

In Norman Lock’s splendid historical novel "Tooth of the Covenant", Nathaniel Hawthorne is troubled by his ancestor’s dark legacy as a harsh, heartless judge. In 1851, Hawthorne enjoys the positive reception of his most recent work,... Read More

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Lake Crescent

by Meg Nola

In J. J. Dupuis’s mystery novel "Lake Crescent", a cryptozoologist travels to Newfoundland in hopes of confirming or debunking the presence of a sea serpent that’s rumored to live in a lake. Laura’s team arrives in Robert’s Arm,... Read More

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Abuelita Faith

by Meg Nola

"Abuelita Faith" is a passionate study of the role that marginalized women play in promoting religious values. Citing their “wisdom, persistence, and strength,” it notes the moral resilience of women, and how their modest homes often... Read More

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These Americans

by Meg Nola

The crafted stories of Jyotsna Sreenivasan’s collection "These Americans" offer the perspectives of immigrant and native-born Indian Americans as they balance Indian culture with the expectations with American life. “Mirror” begins... Read More

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Watkins Glen

by Meg Nola

In Eleanor Lerman’s resonant novel "Watkins Glen", an estranged brother and sister reunite to deal with illness, aging, and memories. Susan and her older brother, Mark, led very different lives. Still a free spirit in her sixties,... Read More

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Tokyo Junkie

by Meg Nola

Robert Whiting’s memoir "Tokyo Junkie" details his long-standing relationship with Japan’s populous, quirky capital. Whiting first arrived in Japan as a US Air Force soldier; he watched Tokyo emerge from its post-war malaise to... Read More

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Tibet

by Meg Nola

P. Christiaan Klieger’s "Tibet" is a complex, storied survey of the mountainous homeland of the Dalai Lama. Once a powerful empire, Tibet has struggled for centuries to maintain its identity and independence, pushing back against... Read More

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