Book Review: Witches by Brenda Lozano

Witches - Brenda Lozano (Catapult, 2022) I received an Advance Reading Copy of this book thanks to the publisher. All opinions are my own. It is available for sale now. Witches is told in two parallel narrations. The first is Feliciana, a woman living in rural Mexico who grows to be a curandera. We learn… Continue reading Book Review: Witches by Brenda Lozano

What I Read – June 2022

Read: Fleishman is in Trouble - Taffy Brodesser-Akner (Random House, 2019) Next Sunday - Nancy Beach & Samantha Beach Kiley (IV Press, 2022) An Island - Karen Jennings (Hogarth, 2022) Five Tuesdays in Winter - Lily King (Grove Press, 2021) 1,000 Coils of Fear - Olivia Wenzel (Catapult, 2022) (translated from German by Priscilla Layne)… Continue reading What I Read – June 2022

Book Review: Bitter Orange Tree by Jokha Alharthi

Butter Orange Tree - Jokha Alharthi (Catapult, 2022) I received an Advance Reading Copy of this book. All opinions are my own. Publication Date: 10 May 2022 Bitter Orange Tree is the follow-up novel to Jokha Alharthi's Man Book International Prize winning Celestial Bodies. While I haven't read Alharthi's previous work, I was familiar with… Continue reading Book Review: Bitter Orange Tree by Jokha Alharthi

What I Read – April 2022

READ: Women Talking - Miriam Toews (Alfred A. Knopf, 2018) The Pull of the Moon - Julie Paul (Brindle & Glass, 2014) The Books of Jacob - Olga Tokarczuk (Riverhead Books, 2022) (translated from the Polish by Jennifer Croft) Darling Girl - Liz Michalski (Dutton Books, 2022) The Further Adventures of Miss Petitfour - Anne… Continue reading What I Read – April 2022

What I Read – March 2022

Read: When We Lost Our Heads - Heather 'Neill (HarperCollins Publishers, 2022) Red Paint - Sasha taqwsablu LaPointe (Counterpoint, 2022) Animal Person - Aexander MacLeod (McClelland & Stewart, 2022) Heartbroke - Chelsea Bieker (Catapult, 2022) The Figgs - Ali Bryan (Freehand Books, 2018) The Annual Migration of Clouds - Premee Mohamed (ECW Press, 2021) Nicholas… Continue reading What I Read – March 2022

Book Review: Heartbroke by Chelsea Bieker

Heartbroke - Chelsea Bieker (Catapult, 2022) I received an Advance Reading Copy of this book. All opinions are my own. Publication date: 5 April 2022 As many do, I tend to picture California as a land of wealth and excess. Sun, surf, beautiful people. But of course California is large and full of many regions… Continue reading Book Review: Heartbroke by Chelsea Bieker

Book Review: The Lonely Stories edited by Natalie Eve Garrett

The Lonely Stories - ed. by Natalie Eve Garrett (Catapult, 2022) I read an Advance Reading Copy of this book. All opinions are my own. Pub date: 19 April 2022 This collection chronicles the experience of loneliness. Natalie Eve Garrett has gathered a series of essays on loneliness from writers, many of them well known.… Continue reading Book Review: The Lonely Stories edited by Natalie Eve Garrett

What I Read – February 2022

Read: The Odyssey - Lara Williams (Zando, 2022) Circe - Madeline Miller (Little, Brown, and Company, 2018) The House in the Cerulean Sea - T.J. Klune (Tor, 2020) Jack - Marilynne Robinson (McClelland & Stewart, 2020) The Lonely Stories edited by Natalie Eve Garrett (Catapult, 2022) Did Not Finish: Lucia - Alex Pheby I picked… Continue reading What I Read – February 2022

What I Read – January 2022

Read: Starling - Kirsten Cram (Highway Six Press, 2021) Bibliolepsy - Gina Apostol (Soho Press, 2022) Defenestrate - Renee Branum (Bloomsbury Publishing, 2022) Seeking Fortunate Elsewhere - Sindya Bhanoo (Catapult, 2022) The Chosen and the Beautiful - Nghi Vo (Tom Doherty Associates, 2021) None But the Righteous - Chantal James (Counterpoint, 2022) New From Here… Continue reading What I Read – January 2022

Book Review: Seeking Fortune Elsewhere by Sindya Bhanoo

Seeking Fortune Elsewhere - Sindya Bhanoo (Catapult, 2022) I read an Advance Reading Copy of this book. All opinions are my own. On sale February 15, 2022. There are a variety of characters, settings, and difficulties at play in these short stories but they share more in common than they are different. Each explores an… Continue reading Book Review: Seeking Fortune Elsewhere by Sindya Bhanoo