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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

Mamacita

by Michelle Anne Schingler

Immigrant Andrea Pons’s vibrant cookbook "Mamacita" gathers the dishes that helped her to maintain a strong sense of culture while she was away from her first home. Noting that Mexican life “revolves around the next meal,” Pons’s... Read More

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Saturnalia

by Michelle Anne Schingler

Stephanie Feldman’s novel "Saturnalia" is a twisted, ethereal dispatch from a climate change point of no return. Nina was born in a row house in Philadelphia, in a time of submerged coastal cities and tornadoes tearing through towns.... Read More

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Tear

by Michelle Anne Schingler

Erica McKeen’s "Tear" is a hair-raising horror novel in which patriarchal dismissals of capable women fester across generations. During the long winter of her senior year of college, in the lone basement room of a nondescript rental... Read More

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The Animals

by Michelle Anne Schingler

Cary Fagan’s "The Animals" is a gentle burlesque in which bureaucratic whims alter the downward trajectory of a nondescript, struggling tourist town. After the brief defiance of a semester spent studying architecture, Dorn succumbed to... Read More

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Manolo Valdés In Glass

by Michelle Anne Schingler

"Manolo Valdés In Glass" is a stunning coffee table compendium of the artist’s latest sculptures, made using molten glass. Preceded by informative notes on the history of glass artistry that place its own works in wider context, this... Read More

Book Review

The Clown Said No

by Michelle Anne Schingler

Now with stunning new illustrations, this classic picture book centers on a circus clown who’s tired of being “the funniest.” He learns a word that everyone should be brave enough to wield: “no.” And once he lets his “no”... Read More

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