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 … Continue reading Book Review: The Dinner List by Rebecca Serle

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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: 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 … Continue reading Book Review: The Lost Family by Jenna Blum

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 … Continue reading Book Review: What We Were Promised by Lucy Tan

Book Review: An Ocean of Minutes by Thea Lim

In her heart, the past was not another time, but another place that still existed. It was just that she had taken a wrong turn. One day, she would figure it out and she would go back to the house where she has lived, and it would not be lost to the violence of time, … Continue reading Book Review: An Ocean of Minutes by Thea Lim

Book Review: The Optimist’s Guide to Letting Go by Amy E. Reichert

In the newest release from author Amy E. Reichart we are brought into the world of Gina, her daughter May and her mother Lorraine and the different manifestations of grief, loss and love that serve to unite a family that appears first divided by their experiences. Gina and May are struggling with how to move … Continue reading Book Review: The Optimist’s Guide to Letting Go by Amy E. Reichert