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The Bitch

by Rebecca Hussey

In Pilar Quintana’s engrossing novel "The Bitch", a woman’s search for companionship leads her to an orphaned puppy. Damaris and her husband, Rogelio, have an uneasy, distant relationship. They live in a shack on a bluff near the... Read More

Book Review

Of Color

by Rebecca Hussey

Drawing on personal experiences and cultural analysis, Jaswinder Bolina’s essay collection "Of Color" is an important examination of race in the US. The son of Sikh Punjabi immigrants by way of London, Bolina writes about navigating a... Read More

Book Review

Include Me Out

by Rebecca Hussey

In the novel "Include Me Out", a woman tries to remake her life on her own terms and meets unexpected obstacles. Mara is a simultaneous interpreter who has had enough of a job that demands constant attention to language. All she wants is... Read More

Book Review

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

Book Review

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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