Book Review: Fruit of the Drunken Tree by Ingrid Rojas Contreras

On the back there's a date stamp of when the photo was printed-and because when I count back nine months it falls exactly on the month my family and I fled from Columbia and arrived in L.A., I turn back photograph to look intently at the baby, to register every wrinkle and bulge around the … Continue reading Book Review: Fruit of the Drunken Tree by Ingrid Rojas Contreras

Book Review: The Masterpiece by Fiona Davis

In her signature style, Fiona Davis reaches into the past to find a part of New York history and uses it as the scaffolding for an impressively imagined work of fiction. The Masterpiece weaves together the stories of two women, Clara and Virginia, across decades and centered around one famous piece of architecture, Grand Central Terminal, and … Continue reading Book Review: The Masterpiece by Fiona Davis

Book Review: The Mermaid and Mrs. Hancock by Imogen Hermes Gowar

First I sink, Then I trickle, Then I rush. I am here; and here; and here. I touch this surface and also that. I mingle, I quiver with a thousand voices, and all these voices my own. I am a great tumble of motion which torrents all in unison. And learning and knowing are the … Continue reading Book Review: The Mermaid and Mrs. Hancock by Imogen Hermes Gowar

Book Review: The Great Believers by Rebecca Makkai

Yale lay on the couch that night, listening as Terrance tossed in his sheets, as he whimpered through his night sweats. Yale closes eyes and watched himself, the night of the memorial, from high up on Richard's house near the skylight. He watch himself talk to Fiona, talk to Julian, sip his Cuba Libre. Again … Continue reading Book Review: The Great Believers by Rebecca Makkai

Book Review: Vox by Christina Dalcher

"You have no idea, ladies. No goddamned idea. We're on a slippery slide to prehistory, girls. Think about it. Think about where you'll be—where your daughters will be—when the courts turn back the clock. Think about words like 'spousal permission' and 'paternal consent'. Think about waking up one morning and finding you don't have a … Continue reading Book Review: Vox by Christina Dalcher