Category: Literary Fiction.

Book Review: The Subtweet by Vivek Shraya

Book Review: The Subtweet by Vivek Shraya

It’s hard for me to write an unbiased review of a Vivek Shraya book because I’m in awe of her: everything she’s accomplished, the marginalized groups she advocates for, and the seemingly limitless talents she possesses all come together to create one...
Book Review: Perfect Tunes by Emily Gould

Book Review: Perfect Tunes by Emily Gould

There is no shortage of books on parenting; people who have children and (annoyingly) people who don’t have children all feel compelled to give advice on this subject. But what many of these books fail to acknowledge is the power of circumstance, and how the...
Book Review: Actress by Anne Enright

Book Review: Actress by Anne Enright

It’s hard to imagine what it would feel like to have a famous parent. I’m sure there are numerous accounts online that I could dig into, but I’d much rather read a fictional account of it; it feels less like voyeurism and more like personal...
Book Review: Hideaway by Nicole Lundrigan

Book Review: Hideaway by Nicole Lundrigan

If you read Nicole Lundrigan’s last book The Substitute, you’ll have a good idea of what you’re in for in her latest novel, Hideaway. Both books deal with traumatized children, neglectful parents, and big family secrets. These sound like heavy...
Book Review: The Student by Cary Fagan

Book Review: The Student by Cary Fagan

When I really love a book, it’s difficult to pinpoint what elevates it above all others. I suppose it’s a bunch of things; character, plot, writing, but also the lack of issues I can point to that disappointed me. With all this in mind, I’ve decided...
Book Review: Someday Jennifer by Risto Pakarinen

Book Review: Someday Jennifer by Risto Pakarinen

As I write this review, I’ve got a soundtrack of ’80s music playing softly in the background; at the moment, it’s “Live to Tell” by Madonna. I normally require near-quiet to write, but I’m hoping the music will offer some...