Book Reviews

New reading recommendations from Colorado Review

  • banana [ ]

    banana [ ]

    By Paul Hlava Ceballos

    Paul Hlava Ceballos’s debut poetry collection banana [ ] was selected by Ilya Kaminsky as...

    $18
  • We Are Mermaids

    We Are Mermaids

    By Stephanie Burt

    Stephanie Burt’s newest collection, We Are Mermaids, is a time capsule of girlhood, a transfiguration...

    $17
  • Hysterical

    Hysterical

    By Elissa Bassist

    Even as a five-year-old, Elissa Bassist hated the sound of her own voice. She memorized...

    $29
  • Homesickness

    Homesickness

    By Colin Barrett

    The Irish writer Colin Barrett’s second story collection, Homesickness, contains memorable portraits of characters who...

    $27
  • On Hysteria

    On Hysteria

    By Nancy Kuhl

    Nancy Kuhl’s On Hysteria doubts and criticizes the idea of cohesiveness—of opinions, memories, and even...

    $18
  • Breakpoint

    Breakpoint

    By Betsy Aoki

    While reading Betsy Aoki’s “techno-lit” poetry collection Breakpoint, my mind kept returning to a specific...

    $17
  • The Forgotten World

    The Forgotten World

    By Nick Courtright

    The Forgotten World, Nick Courtright’s engrossing and multilayered third poetry collection, features the poet’s pre-pandemic,...

    $15.95
  • Anchor

    Anchor

    By Rebecca Aronson

    Rebecca Aronson’s Anchor provides consistent reminders of what it means to be part of a...

    $14
  • XO

    XO

    By Sara Rauch

    The prolific French novelist and memoirist Annie Ernaux opens Simple Passion—a slim autobiographical novel narrating...

    $14
  • It Must Be a Misunderstanding

    It Must Be a Misunderstanding

    By Coral Bracho (translated by Forrest Gander)

    For the past few years, I’ve watched my father’s steady decline as he’s suffered from...

    $16.95
  • fretwork

    fretwork

    By Michele Glazer

    In her intimate collection fretwork, Michele Glazer creates an expansive elegy that views loss from...

    $19
  • Questions From Outer Space

    Questions From Outer Space

    By Diane Thiel

    Questions From Outer Space is about coming to terms with humanity’s destructive choices and orienting...

    $16.95
  • Wild Kingdom

    Wild Kingdom

    By Jehanne Dubrow

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    $17.95
  • Pocket Universe

    Pocket Universe

    By Nancy Reddy

    Nancy Reddy’s Pocket Universe is a tender and expansive poetry collection on new motherhood. Following...

    $18.95
  • Irredenta

    Irredenta

    By Oscar Oswald

    Tucked between descriptions of the close combat occurring throughout major Ukrainian cities and the very...

    $16.95