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Big Familia

by Rebecca Hussey

In Tomas Moniz’s bighearted novel "Big Familia", a man comes to terms with changes in his family, his neighborhood, and himself. Juan Gutiérrez lives with his daughter, Stella, in a gentrifying neighborhood in Berkeley. Stella is... Read More

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Exquisite Mariposa

by Rebecca Hussey

Fiona Alison Duncan’s "Exquisite Mariposa" is a funny, thought-provoking novel that levels pointed critiques at gender and class inequality and captures what it’s like to be a young person today. The novel’s narrator—a woman in... Read More

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Harbart

by Rebecca Hussey

Nabarun Bhattacharya’s "Harbart" is a wild ride—a short novel that documents the unexpected rise and precipitous fall of Harbart’s fortunes in vibrant, humorous prose. The novel opens with a scene of debauchery that is followed by... Read More

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Mr. K Released

by Rebecca Hussey

Matéi Visniec’s "Mr. K Released" is a delightfully absurd and surreal novel about the disorienting qualities of freedom. Mr. K, called Kosef J in a nod to Kafka, finds himself released from prison. He is jubilant but also confused by... Read More

Book Review

Among the Lost

by Rebecca Hussey

Emiliano Monge’s "Among the Lost" is a harrowing novel about migration and human trafficking, told from the points of view of both victims and victimizers. Set in an unnamed country that resembles Mexico and taking place over the... Read More

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Flannelwood

by Rebecca Hussey

Raymond Luczak’s novel "Flannelwood" is a subtle, sexy exploration of love gained and lost—and a moving literary tribute to Djuna Barnes and her groundbreaking novel Nightwood. Bill, a forty-year-old MFA who’s getting by with a... Read More

Book Review

The Stonewall Riots

by Rebecca Hussey

Marc Stein’s The Stonewall Riots: A Documentary History is an essential collection of primary sources including newspaper articles, opinion pieces, court documents, and photos that place a central event in LGBTQ+ history in context.... Read More

Book Review

Generous Thinking

by Rebecca Hussey

Kathleen Fitzpatrick’s Generous Thinking: A Radical Approach to Saving the University is an inspiring and convincing look at how anyone involved in higher education can nurture generosity and help integrate their institutions into... Read More

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