Reviews
The Poisonwood Bible by Barbara Kingsolver: Review by Donna Roberts

The Poisonwood Bible by Barbara Kingsolver: Review by Donna Roberts

The Poisonwood Bible is a masterful example of a tale unfolding from unique perspectives.
Gina Barreca

Gina Barreca

Roz Warren
 
What kind of woman would write an essay from the point of view of a female orgasm? That would be Gina Barreca, feminist humor scholar, humorist, philosopher and all round gadfly.
The Guest Room: Review by Donna Roberts

The Guest Room: Review by Donna Roberts

Bohjalian, known for exploring contemporary and controversial issues, confronts the topic of human trafficking and brings it right into the living room of upper-middle class suburbia.
Nine Ways Off the Path

Nine Ways Off the Path

Review by Joy Ralph
 
Off the Path: An Anthology of 21st Century Montana American Indian Writers is a collection edited by Adrian Jawort, a writer, editor, and owner of Off the Pass Press.
Phantasma: a Review

Phantasma: a Review

by Joy Ralph
 
Phantasma is a short story collection that sets out to explore the “well-managed fears” lurking just under the surface of human consciousness.
Lifting the Veil

Lifting the Veil

by Joy Ralph
 
Recovering Agency: Lifting the Veil on Mormon Mind Control is Luna Lindsey’s autobiographical exegesis, not of losing her religion, but of gaining a more profound understanding of herself and her beliefs.
Soul of a Citizen: Living with Conviction in Challenging Times

Soul of a Citizen: Living with Conviction in Challenging Times

by Joy Ralph
 
Soul of a Citizen is a nonfiction book written by Paul Loeb as an anodyne to burn-out among activists, and an encouragement to people looking for ways to get socially involved.
Nexus, Crux, Apex: a trilogy by Ramez Naam

Nexus, Crux, Apex: a trilogy by Ramez Naam

Imagine you could run a computer operating system in your head. Imagine if your friends could too. This is the world Ramez Naam presents us in his trilogy of novels.
Dear Mister Essay Writer Guy: a Review

Dear Mister Essay Writer Guy: a Review

by Kent Oswald
 
Writing what you love in exchange for money is living the dream. Receiving more of that “dream money” than you can easily carry in two hands is living the fantasy.
Piecing Together a Life: Peggy Shumaker’s Just Breathe Normally

Piecing Together a Life: Peggy Shumaker’s Just Breathe Normally

by Vivian Wagner
 
Just Breathe Normally doesn’t use flash pieces because they’re trendy. It uses them because that’s the only way to tell this story.
Quiet Mouth, Bright Mind: Nicola Griffith’s Hild

Quiet Mouth, Bright Mind: Nicola Griffith’s Hild

by Joy Ralph
 
In lesser hands this narrative might come across as clunky or forced; instead the story flows naturally and smoothly as Hild grows from precocious child to king’s seer.
Alone In A Darkened Room: Finn Fancy Necromancy (A Review)

Alone In A Darkened Room: Finn Fancy Necromancy (A Review)

From one angle, it is a light urban fantasy novel with a diverse and accessible cast of characters. From another, a murder mystery, and a delayed coming of age story.
Thirty-Two Short Views of Jay Lake

Thirty-Two Short Views of Jay Lake

Jay was a man who orchestrated his career (and much of his life) with the finesse of a velvet glove over an iron fist of control.
Blasphemy: A Review

Blasphemy: A Review

It speaks casually of sacred things that travel under the disguise of the mundane and interstitial; it reveals the damage some people carry underneath a too-easily-dismissed exterior weariness and reserve.
Review: Miquelrius Stone Paper

Review: Miquelrius Stone Paper

I asked my tween, “Well then what IS in it?” He promptly rolled his eyes and walked away.

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