Book Reviews Archive
De Waal pays homage to delicate, restrained elegance of good style, a kind of style that requires keen perception, artisanal knowledge, and sensitivity.
Cusk's new novel is worth reading for its sharp descriptions and powerful story alone, but it’s the in-depth exploration of the purpose of art that makes the story meaningful.
Jhumpa Lahiri’s new novel beautifully showcases the way we experience life: the moments that are most important—the turning points—are often only realized in retrospect.
Divya Victor’s new collection is a moving critique of the South Asian immigrant experience within post 9/11 America.
Caleb Azumah Nelson’s highly anticipated debut celebrates Black art and explores generational trauma.
Almontaser’s collection espouses neither sentimental nostalgia nor doomed isolation . . . these poems are poignant and melancholic, sometimes tragic, sometimes hilarious, and always filled with beauty.
For Schwarzenbach, travel is more than geographical—it’s a psychological and introspective undertaking, as well as an intimate metaphor of living and becoming, especially for an androgynous woman who breaks boundaries and social taboos.
In her debut collection, Fragoza imagines a world where patriarchy can be eradicated and finds beauty in how Chicanx women come together.
In her new novel, Nona Fernandez delves into the fluctuations of memory, highlighting the media and society’s role in what we remember.
Emma Duffy-Comparone’s debut refuses to shield the reader from unsavory elements of a story.