Foreword Reviews

Meg Nola, Book Reviewer

Book Review

An I-Novel

by Meg Nola

First published in 1995, Minae Mizumura’s "An I-Novel" was Japan’s “first bilingual novel;” this translation maintains its original tone and cross-cultural resonance. In the mid-1980s, the narrator, Minae, sips whiskey while... Read More

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High-Vibe Feng Shui

by Meg Nola

Ashley Cantley’s "High-Vibe Feng Shui" reworks the traditional Chinese philosophy of design and natural harmony, making it more accessible and less intimidating. Cantley is a certified Feng Shui professional with experience as a design... Read More

Book Review

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

Book Review

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

Book Review

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

Book Review

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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