Book Review: The Incendiaries by R.O. Kwon

The Phipps building fell. Smoke plumed, the breath of God. Silence followed, then the group's shouts of triumph. Wine glasses clash together, flashing martial light. He sang the first bars of the Jejah psalm. Others joined in. Carillon bells chimed, distant birds blowing white, strewn, like dandelion tufts, and outsized wish. It must have been … Continue reading Book Review: The Incendiaries by R.O. Kwon

Book Review: Gather The Daughters by Jennie Melamed

Vanessa once asked Mother why everyone cries for girls. It doesn't seem fair that boys are greeted with celebration, but that everyone cried when she came sliding into the world on a river of salt and blood. Mother told her she's understand when she was older. As if plucked right out from a nightmare, Gather … Continue reading Book Review: Gather The Daughters by Jennie Melamed