Foreword Reviews

Meg Nola, Book Reviewer

Book Review

I, Antigone

by Meg Nola

Carlo Gébler’s "I, Antigone", recounts the Greek tragedy of Oedipus Rex. Speaking with anguish, eloquence, and love, Oedipus’s daughter, Antigone, tells Oedipus’s story to justify her father’s actions. Oedipus’s curse begins... Read More

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The Nutmeg Trail

by Meg Nola

Eleanor Ford’s enticing cookbook "The Nutmeg Trail" explores the global history and use of spices—not just in cuisine, but in medicinal remedies, incense, and aphrodisiacs. Ford notes that the spice trade lured explorers for... Read More

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Your Nostalgia Is Killing Me

by Meg Nola

John Weir’s short story collection reflects upon being a “cisgender gay white guy” from the 1970s to the present, through decades of liberation, devastation, and gradual progress. Narrated like a memoir, the stories begin in a New... Read More

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Public Faces, Secret Lives

by Meg Nola

Wendy L. Rouse’s historical survey "Public Faces, Secret Lives" reveals the LGBTQ+ side of the fight for women’s suffrage. Many suffragists, Rouse says, were “very queer”—a term that, in the book, extends to suffragists who... Read More

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Amnesia of June Bugs

by Meg Nola

In Jackson Bliss’s vibrant and intense novel "Amnesia of June Bugs", four people cross paths on a stalled New York subway train during 2012’s Hurricane Sandy. With a cyclical, reverse-time structure, the novel follows Aziz, a... Read More

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Foxhunt

by Meg Nola

In Luke Francis Beirne’s immersive novel "Foxhunt", cultural ideals are overwhelmed by geopolitical realities and covert operations. In 1949, Milne, a Canadian writer, attends Paris’s International Day of Resistance to Dictatorship... Read More

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