Book Reviews

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  • Site Fidelity: Stories

    Site Fidelity: Stories

    By Claire Boyles

    Boyles has written stories of surprising range, while maintaining a focus on how human beings—particularly...

  • The Leave-Takers

    The Leave-Takers

    By Steven Wingate

    Laynie Jackman darts across the country “taking leave of the dead” by dispersing the belongings...

  • Duplicity


    By Peter Selgin

    Upon discovering his dead twin, Stewart decides to dispose of the body and appropriate Brock's...

  • Barn 8

    Barn 8

    By Deb Olin Unferth

    They aim to free chickens from imprisonment in factory farms, in order to give poultry...

  • Hsi-wei Tales

    Hsi-wei Tales

    By Robert Wexelblatt

    Wexelblatt’s Hsi-wei Tales is a wonderful fusion of poetry and prose that captivates and holds...

  • Miraculous Medal

    Miraculous Medal

    By Adrian Koesters

    However, this slim, powerful volume presents a world so viscerally haunting, readers are likely to...

  • When the Whales Leave

    When the Whales Leave

    By Yuri Rytkheu, translated by Ilona Yazhbin Chavasse

    Early in the novella, Rytkheu writes that a “legend could be said to be a...