Tagged Family

Book Review: The Rain Watcher by Tatiana De Rosnay

I tell the story now, once, so that I don’t have to tell it again. I’m not good with words, whether they are spoken or penned. When I’m finished, I will hide this. Somewhere it won’t be found. No one knows. No one will. I’ve never told it. I will write it and not show…

Book Review: The Dinner List by Rebecca Serle

“Sometimes it is impossible to move forward without understanding what happened.” Conrad. “What did happen?” Audrey says. I keep my eyes on the table, but I still feel his eyes on me. I wish you were seated where Conrad is. I wish I couldn’t smell him—heady and dense—or find his foot under the table, so…

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…

Book Review: The Lost Family by Jenna Blum

Sol could talk all he wanted about how the world worked, but he was an American, and he would never know what it was like, how dumbfounding, how confusing, how paralyzing it was when it all went wrong, when the place you lived in your whole life, your city, your beloved country, abruptly and for…

Book Review: What We Were Promised by Lucy Tan

The plane begin to lift. As Lina’s center of gravity changed, she was pressed flat against her chair. Outside, the ground slipped from view. They were gaining speed, and soon they would be far away. Far enough to cross time zones, the concept of which still made Lina’s head spin. In China, a person’s day…

Book Review: A Place for Us by Fatima Farheen Mirza

Baba pointed to the sky, and Amar looked, past the stars and past the lighter patch of the Milky Way, past the moon, and maybe God was there and maybe God wasn’t, but when Baba said to him, “I don’t think He created us just to leave some of us behind,” Amar believed him. Amar…