Book Reviews Archive
Matthew Specktor’s memoir is an intimate investigation of one man’s imperfect life.
Hermione Hoby’s new novel beautifully explores the temptation to define yourself by other people’s expectations, and the risks of losing yourself in relationships where you don’t belong.
Sunjeev Sahota’s new novel creates a dance between power and powerlessness, showing how one generation seeks to repair the deep wounds and injustices inflicted on preceding generations.
Using the strengths of the graphic medium, Kristen Radtke conveys how loneliness feels by portraying what it looks like.
The characters in Zülfü Livaneli’s Disquiet cross borders, enter lives, and make real distant traumas for those whose only knowledge of the Syrian Civil War is from headlines.
Rodriques examines what it is to reconsider male friendship in adulthood, to balance newfound beliefs and acceptances.
Cerpa navigates the helplessness of trying to express what is inexpressible amid the cruel accrual of despair.
In her new novel, Rivka Galchen explores insidious philosophical terrain with incisive intellect and humor, once again proving herself to be one of contemporary fiction’s sharpest minds.
The driving pulse of Zakiya Harris’s debut novel is a sharp critique of the publishing industry’s lack of diversity.
Yelena Moskovich’s novel is loose, dreamy, and symbol-packed. Characters morph and become nightmarish versions of themselves, and it is unclear if the transformation is real or only a bad dream.