Category: Book Reviews.

Book Review: Jameela Green Ruins Everything by Zarqa Nawaz

Book Review: Jameela Green Ruins Everything by Zarqa Nawaz

When I originally received this book for review, I dismissed it thinking it was YA, which I don’t normally read except under special circumstances. But after seeing it appear on more than one ‘notable spring books’ list, I thought I’d give it a...
Book Review: If You Hear Me by Pascale Quiviger

Book Review: If You Hear Me by Pascale Quiviger

Sometimes it feels good to just have a little cry, and you’ll have to keep the therapeutic benefits of sobbing in mind if you plan on reading If You Hear Me by Pascale Quiviger, translated from the French by Lazer Lederhendler. It’s a daunting read knowing...
Book Review: Vladimir by Julia May Jonas

Book Review: Vladimir by Julia May Jonas

When I saw the cover of this book I was intrigued (and mildly grossed out?), but when I read the description of it, and the promise of sex scandals with professors on campus, I thought – sounds spicy! Perfect for this time of year when everything is melting,...
Book Review: Manikanetish by Naomi Fontaine

Book Review: Manikanetish by Naomi Fontaine

I seem to have great luck with the translated books that I read, and that success is mostly due to the careful eye of the editors at the Arachnide imprint from Canadian press House of Anansi. They regularly choose the best and the brightest when it comes to translated...