by Diane YannickThere is no rating low enough to compensate for the way this book has ruined my life. Whatever you do, don’t read it as it will haunt you.
by George DrewThere is much to recommend the poems in Neil Shepard’s just-released collection, Hominid Up: their beautiful lyricism, their range, and their sheer poetic intelligence.
The Poisonwood Bible is a masterful example of a tale unfolding from unique perspectives.
Roz WarrenWhat 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.
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.
Review by Joy RalphOff 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.
by Joy RalphPhantasma is a short story collection that sets out to explore the “well-managed fears” lurking just under the surface of human consciousness.
by Joy RalphRecovering 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.
by Joy RalphSoul 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.
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.
by Kent OswaldWriting 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.
by Vivian WagnerJust Breathe Normally doesn’t use flash pieces because they’re trendy. It uses them because that’s the only way to tell this story.
by Joy RalphIn 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.
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.