Book Reviews

New reading recommendations from Colorado Review

  • In the Event of Contact

    In the Event of Contact

    By Ethel Rohan

    My partner asked recently what I look for most when reading short story collections. What’s...

  • The Silk Road

    The Silk Road

    By Kathryn Davis

    The characters of Kathryn Davis’ The Silk Road read as metaphorical appendages to one body....

  • The Clarity of Hunger

    The Clarity of Hunger

    By Cheryl Pappas

    Cheryl Pappas’s debut flash fiction collection, The Clarity of Hunger, explores longing of all kinds....

  • Alien Stories

    Alien Stories

    By E. C. Osondu

    In Alien Stories, Nigerian-born E. C. Osondu collects playful parables of immigrants and exotic cultures,...

  • The Perfect Nine

    The Perfect Nine

    By Ngũgĩ wa Thiong’o

    Ngũgĩ wa Thiong’o is, by both artistic and political measures, one of the most important...

  • Folklorn


    By Angela Mi Young Hur

    Hur’s new novel offers a suspenseful search for family secrets, populated with ghosts and Korean...

  • Seven


    By Farzana Doctor

    Not being able to go home again resembles the nature of trauma: it can be...

  • Abundance: A Novel

    Abundance: A Novel

    By Jakob Guanzon

    When Henry enters a Walmart to steal medicine for his sick child, he glances up...

  • Wild Swims: Stories

    Wild Swims: Stories

    By Dorthe Nors; translated from the Danish by Misha Hoekstra

    Nors achieves exquisite interiority in these narratives, burrowing so precisely into a character’s memory and...