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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

Plum Rains

by Michelle Anne Schingler

Andromeda Romano-Lax’s near-future novel, "Plum Rains", gracefully explores ethical questions around artificial intelligence with refreshing humanity. Anji already has worries aplenty when her employer, Itou, surprises their household... Read More

Book Review

Mother of Invention

by Michelle Anne Schingler

On its surface, "Mother of Invention" is a quasi-feminist speculative novel about reinventing the way that women give birth. In her forties and childless only partially by choice, Tessa, a biotech whiz, finds the prospect of shortening... Read More

Book Review

Feasting

by Michelle Anne Schingler

Restaurateur Amanda Ruben makes two generations of Ruben women who fell into cooking as a joyous career. Flipping through her tantalizing new cookbook, it’s easy to understand why she was propelled to parlay her recipes, with their... Read More

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