Category: Literary Fiction.

Book Review: How a Woman Becomes a Lake by Marjorie Celona

Book Review: How a Woman Becomes a Lake by Marjorie Celona

I remember when Marjorie Celona’s first book was released, Y. It came with huge buzz, her publishers were relentlessly pushing it to all the Canadian book festivals, and international rights were sold widely. It was awhile ago now, so I don’t honestly...
Book Review: The Other Black Girl by Zakiya Dalila Harris

Book Review: The Other Black Girl by Zakiya Dalila Harris

You’ve no doubt seen or heard of this book in the past few weeks, it seems to be on everyone’s summer reading list. I love jumping on a book hype bandwagon as much as the next person, so I was delighted to get my hands on a copy of The Other Black Girl by...
Book Review: Animal by Lisa Taddeo

Book Review: Animal by Lisa Taddeo

This book begins with a suicide; an aging man, obsessed with his mistress, tracks her down in a restaurant having dinner with another married man, and shoots himself in the face. We learn this in the first paragraph of the book, told bluntly by the first-person...
Book Review: Speak, Silence by Kim Echlin

Book Review: Speak, Silence by Kim Echlin

If you haven’t read a book by Kim Echlin yet, you really should. Her latest, Speak, Silence is a beautiful yet horrific meditation on women who are testifying at a trial at the Hague against the systemic rape they experienced during the Bosnian war. The topic is...