Foreword Reviews

Meg Nola, Book Reviewer

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A Single Rose

by Meg Nola

In Muriel Barbery’s evocative novel "A Single Rose", a woman travels to Japan following the death of her father. Rose is forty, lives in France, and has never met her mysterious father, Haru; she only knows that he is Japanese and... Read More

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North

by Meg Nola

Brad Kessler’s compelling and compassionate novel "North" follows Sahro, a young Somali woman who’s forced to flee to Canada to avoid deportation from the US. Detoured by a snowstorm, she becomes the troubled secret guest of a small... Read More

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Nazis of Copley Square

by Meg Nola

In "Nazis of Copley Square", Charles R. Gallagher takes a searing look at the Christian Front, an American extremist group that weaponized Catholicism. The organization reached its height of popularity just before World War II. Much like... Read More

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Magical Habits

by Meg Nola

Monica Huerta’s memoir is a bold contemplative account of her family’s immigrant history, and of her struggle to forge an identity beyond their influence. Personal reflections, photographs, articles, mystical tales, Yelp reviews, and... Read More

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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

Book Review

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

Book Review

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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