Book Review: Speak No Evil by Uzodinma Iweala

There is nothing wrong with you, I say into the darkness. I slump against the wall and slide to the floor. I say, Meredith, I think—I'm gay. She sides the door back and thrusts her head out from the closet. She has wrapped herself in a blanket and her hair covers her face. She says, … Continue reading Book Review: Speak No Evil by Uzodinma Iweala

Book Review: Green by Sam Graham-Felsen

With all the humor and awkwardness expected of a coming-of-age novel, Sam Graham-Felsen writes about the parlous nature of life's important lessons in his debut novel, Green. Set in the years following the L.A. riots which led to some of America's most harrowing racial conflict, this story illuminates the fragility of adolescent friendship when race, … Continue reading Book Review: Green by Sam Graham-Felsen

Book Review: What We Lose by Zinzi Clemmons

I had many things I wanted to say. Some sleepless nights ago, I’d made a list of all the things I needed to apologize for, all the things I needed to tell her I forgave her for. But as I stood there with those mathematics in hand, the weight of the moment on me, I … Continue reading Book Review: What We Lose by Zinzi Clemmons

Book Review: Persons Unknown by Susie Steiner

This is not right, something’s not right. There are forces in the room that are not being talked about, invisible as magnetic fields, pulling the investigation in a direction it doesn’t want to go. Quickly picking up the plot-lines left from her previous novel, Missing, Presumed, Susie Steiner enmeshes readers into the familiar life of Manon … Continue reading Book Review: Persons Unknown by Susie Steiner

Book Review: The Gypsy Moth Summer by Julia Fierro

For now, they are young and beautiful, pure muscle and unblemished skin. They are in love— a faith that makes them tease death. They swing out over the sea cliffs clutching a tire tied to a tree; drop two tabs of acid and swim to the end of the ferry landing and back; drag race … Continue reading Book Review: The Gypsy Moth Summer by Julia Fierro