Foreword Reviews

Monica Carter, Book Reviewer

Book Review

The Nazi Spy Ring in America

by Monica Carter

Rhodri Jeffreys-Jones’s riveting historical study, "The Nazi Spy Ring in America", concerns Germany’s efforts to infiltrate America in the 1930s through espionage. In the prewar period, espionage agents led by Admiral Canaris, the... Read More

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Wretchedness

by Monica Carter

Vertiginous and gritty, Andrzej Tichý’s novel "Wretchedness" depicts the seamier side of Europe’s society. Cody is a cellist for an avant-garde ensemble, and Tichý’s narrative weaves in and out of his drug-infused past. While... Read More

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The Parasol Flower

by Monica Carter

In Karen Quevillon’s novel "The Parasol Flower", a doctoral candidate, Nancy, becomes so entranced by an illustration of a painting that she stumbles upon during her research that it changes the course of her life. The painting is the... Read More

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Subduction

by Monica Carter

Kristen Millares Young’s novel "Subduction" is rife with personal struggles, confrontations, and the pain of memory. Claudia, a Latinx anthropology professor, escapes a barren marriage and the life that she built in Seattle after... Read More

Book Review

Dark Mother Earth

by Monica Carter

Kristian Novak’s "Dark Mother Earth" is a fraught work involving tragedy, mythology, trauma, and history. Set in northern Croatia, the novel follows the tortured memories of a stalled writer, Matija. It begins in present day Zagreb and... Read More

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