Foreword Reviews

Monica Carter, Book Reviewer

Book Review

One Last Time

by Monica Carter

In Helga Flatland’s formidable novel "One Last Time", three generations of women are forced to reckon with each other—and with resentment, love, and loss. Anne, the mother of Sigrid and the grandmother of Mia, is diagnosed with... Read More

Book Review

Doubting Thomas

by Monica Carter

"Doubting Thomas" is a harrowing novel in which Thomas, a gay teacher, is falsely accused of inappropriate touching. Thomas is a fourth grade teacher at a prestigious private school. He is dedicated and well liked, and his teaching... Read More

Book Review

We Are Bridges

by Monica Carter

Cassandra Lane’s hybrid memoir "We Are Bridges" incorporates imagined histories and evocative memories into its multigenerational tale of trauma. In the moment that Lane decided to have a baby, she also became determined to discover... Read More

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Where Madness Lies

by Monica Carter

"Where Madness Lies" is an utterly compelling historical novel about the Nazi genocide, told from the perspective of psychiatric patients who reveal the generational impact of mental illness. The two-part story begins in 1934 in Germany,... Read More

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