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Meg Nola, Book Reviewer

Book Review

In the Weeds

by Meg Nola

Daniel Browne’s "In the Weeds" is set in Brooklyn, New York’s famously diverse borough of neighborhoods. In recent decades, Brooklyn’s status has changed; it is no longer shadowed by mighty Manhattan. Brooklyn is a destination of... Read More

Book Review

The Heart of the Goddess

by Meg Nola

Hallie Iglehart Austen’s "The Heart of the Goddess" is an empowering compilation of goddess history, lore, and worship, along with over a hundred photographs and illustrations. The book was first published in 1990; this new edition... Read More

Book Review

Mephisto's Waltz

by Meg Nola

Mephisto’s Waltz, a collection of short fiction by the late Mexican author Sergio Pitol, creates a world of eloquent transience, shifting from Mexico to Asia then into Warsaw, Ibiza, Bukhara, Vienna, Venice, and Rome. Pitol’s mastery... Read More

Book Review

A Key to Treehouse Living

by Meg Nola

In Elliot Reed’s captivating "A Key to Treehouse Living", William Tyce narrates the unusual and personalized glossary of his troubled young life. William was abandoned by his parents and transferred to the custody of an eccentric... Read More

Book Review

Divorce, Dog Style

by Meg Nola

At the center of Maria Flook’s "Divorce, Dog Style" is a hapless, loyal, and beloved German shepherd named Butter, who has been diagnosed with cancer and will soon be put to sleep. Butter’s impending demise brings together the... Read More

Book Review

Hard Cider

by Meg Nola

In Barbara Stark-Nemon’s "Hard Cider", a midlife desire to pursue a dream comes to literal fruition—but not without persistence, resistance, and research. Abbie Rose Stone is a wife of thirty years, a mother, and a true lover of the... Read More

Book Review

Left

by Meg Nola

In the taut and compelling "Left", a small, troubled universe of friends, family, and lovers tries to find twenty-nine-year-old Natasha Bell, whose disappearance on a stormy summer night left few clues and a mystery that may never be... Read More

Book Review

The Half-Life of Everything

by Meg Nola

Deborah Carol Gang’s "The Half-Life of Everything" centers on David and Kate, a married couple easing contentedly toward middle age. They have two adult sons and decades of shared memories. Then Kate begins to experience early-onset... Read More

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