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Michelle Anne Schingler, Book Reviewer

Ever since a kind librarian gifted a discarded board book to a very young Michelle, she’s regarded books as transformational. Her transition from divinity school into library work and book reviewing felt like a natural one. She likes books that surprise her by making her laugh out loud, that make her feel new and widening feelings, and that brim with quirkiness, and she still cannot resist the magic of a free book. She is the managing editor of Foreword Reviews.

Book Review

Cabañuelas

by Michelle Anne Schingler

Set at the dawn of the 1980s, Norma Elia Cantú’s lovely novel "Cabañuelas" occupies a culturally liminal space. Nena is from a family in Laredo, Texas, that keeps its Mexican culture alive, even while sending its sons to fight for... Read More

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Selectively Lawless

by Michelle Anne Schingler

"Selectively Lawless" is a rollicking biography of a boundary-testing man. Bombastic and good-natured, Asa Dunnington’s biography of his hell-raising uncle Emmett Long, "Selectively Lawless", reads like an Old West tall tale that you... Read More

Book Review

Clifford

by Michelle Anne Schingler

Acclaimed First Nations writer Harold R. Johnson returns with "Clifford", a stirring family memoir and a tribute to Johnson’s beloved brother, whose funeral was the impetus for returning to their childhood home. Through wispy images of... Read More

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Horse Latitudes

by Michelle Anne Schingler

Its characters trample through lands on the brink of madness in search of something certain; its images are violent, heartbreaking, and starkly real. Morris Collins’s "Horse Latitudes" is a historically attuned novel for a world that... Read More

Book Review

We Are Family

by Michelle Anne Schingler

“How the hell do you start a letter to the UN?” If you’re Al Santamaria, you do it with the absolute conviction that your entreaty for their recognition of your family’s estate will be heard and respected—because you are a... Read More

Book Review

A Beautiful Voice

by Michelle Anne Schingler

The indomitable Jake Travis returns for another high-stakes investigation in "A Beautiful Voice". Jake Travis is a hero, but he’d protest that designation. He’s—mostly—left his former military and intelligence life behind. He... Read More

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