Book Review: Tin Man by Sarah Winman

In the front bedroom, propped up among the books, is a color photograph of three people, a woman and two men. They are tightly framed, their arms around one another, and the world beyond is out of focus, and the world on either side excluded. They look happy, they really do. Not just because they … Continue reading Book Review: Tin Man by Sarah Winman

Book Review: How to Behave in a Crowd by Camille Bordas

I'm not sure I was stupid. It's not that I didn't understand anything my teachers talked about, it's that when I did, I doubted I had. I believed there had to be a trick. Maybe I just assumed the world was more complicated than it was. Isidore Mazal is the youngest of six children, with … Continue reading Book Review: How to Behave in a Crowd by Camille Bordas

Book Review: The Guineveres by Sarah Domet

We were known as The Guineveres to the other girls at the Sisters of the Supreme Adoration because our parents all named us Guinevere at birth, a coincidence that bound us together from the moment we met. We arrived over the course of two years, one by one, delivered unto the cool foyer of the … Continue reading Book Review: The Guineveres by Sarah Domet

Author Interview: Mandy Berman, author of Perennials

I was fortunate enough to snag a moment with Mandy Berman prior to the release of her first novel Perennials. Her debut deftly combines the simplicity of summer camp with the complexity of adolescent emotions, friendship, and femininity. For my full review click here.   I was so impressed with the variety of narratives in this … Continue reading Author Interview: Mandy Berman, author of Perennials

Book Review: Perennials by Mandy Berman

Rachel always got the feeling when they pulled into camp that time hadn’t moved since the previous summer. Everything was exactly the same: the wooden Camp Marigold sign with the fading painted orange flowers; the smells of the horse manure from the barn and cut grass from the athletic fields. Perennials opens with a younger … Continue reading Book Review: Perennials by Mandy Berman