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: Paris By The Book by Liam Callanan

In America, you say, I lost my husband, and everyone thinks they know what you mean. In France, they know better. When I say I lost him, they don't say, I'm so sorry. They say, where did he go? And so when I answered the man I'd been chasing, I spoke quietly and clearly, ad … Continue reading Book Review: Paris By The Book by Liam Callanan

Book Review: The Adulterants by Joe Dunthorne

The Adulterants by Joe Dunthorne highlights the life of one exceptionally self-centered and incompetent 30-something man. Ray works as a internet journalist, writing about the latest developments in technology—a freelance position that allows him the unusual freedom to drink well into the night or picnic on a weekday afternoon, all the while his pregnant wife, … Continue reading Book Review: The Adulterants by Joe Dunthorne

Book Review: What We Lose by Zinzi Clemmons

I had many things I wanted to say. Some sleepless nights ago, I’d made a list of all the things I needed to apologize for, all the things I needed to tell her I forgave her for. But as I stood there with those mathematics in hand, the weight of the moment on me, I … Continue reading Book Review: What We Lose by Zinzi Clemmons

Book Review: Every Last Lie by Mary Kubica

There’s a hand on my elbow; his hat is in his hands. He steps inside my home, sure to cling to me so that he can brace Felix’s soft spot should I fall. “There’s been an accident, ma’am,” he says again. Just days after giving birth to her son, Felix, Clara is on the receiving … Continue reading Book Review: Every Last Lie by Mary Kubica

Book Review: The Atomic Weight of Love by Elizabeth J. Church 

I first loved him because he taught me the flight of a bird, precisely how it happens, how it is possible. Lift. Wing structure and shape, the concepts of wing loading, drag, thrust. The perfectly allotted tasks of each differently shaped feather. The hollowness of bones to reduce weight, to overcome gravity. I was too … Continue reading Book Review: The Atomic Weight of Love by Elizabeth J. Church 

Book Review: Listen To Me by Hannah Pittard

Normal people didn't wast their days reading about other people's misfortunes. Normal people didn't take a gross sort of pleasure in keeping up with local crime statistics. Normal people didn't walk the dog in a robe. Normal people don't act like Maggie. What happens to a marriage when resentment sneaks in and its limits are … Continue reading Book Review: Listen To Me by Hannah Pittard