Book Reviews

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  • Tribute


    By Anne Germanacos

    While it’s not always clear where the narrative is headed, the book is self-conscious about...

  • McGlue


    By Ottessa Moshfegh

    The author Ottessa Moshfegh is getting some attention these days, and with good reason....

  • Snow and Shadow

    Snow and Shadow

    By Dorothy Tse

    Snow and Shadow, translated from Chinese by Nicky Harman, is a restrained—bordering on disinterested—dreamscape that...

  • Families Among Us

    Families Among Us

    By Blake Kimzey

    Kimzey’s collection proposes that we need look no further than our own homes and communities...

  • Fat Man and Little Boy

    Fat Man and Little Boy

    By Mike Meginnis

    Mike Meginnis has done something truly remarkable with his debut novel, Fat Man and Little...

  • The Diamond Lane

    The Diamond Lane

    By Karen Karbo

    Karen Karbo’s The Diamond Lane offers a unique and humorous perspective on the materialistic values...

  • In Times of Fading Light

    In Times of Fading Light

    By Eugen Ruge, translated from the German by Anthea Bell

    As Eugen Ruge's novel In Times of Fading Light opens, the year is 2001, the...

  • Miruna, A Tale

    Miruna, A Tale

    By Bogdan Suceavă

    If the rest of the world were paying attention, we might note that Romania is...

  • The Clash of Images

    The Clash of Images

    By Abdelfattah Kilito, translated by Robyn Creswell

    Kilito’s style is that of a ponderous memoir with a capacity for drawing up and...