Review: The Missing Girl by Jacqueline Doyle

The Missing Girl by Jacqueline Doyle Published 2017 by Black Lawrence Press $8.95 paperback ISBN 978-1-62557-983-6 By Wesley Cohen In her interview for Speaking of Marvels, Jacqueline Doyle describes the fascination behind her new fiction chapbook The Missing Girl: “For a long while I was haunted by stories of abused or murdered or missing girls.” […]Read More

Review: A Loving, Faithful Animal by Josephine Rowe

  A Loving, Faithful Animal by Josephine Rowe Published 2017 by Catapult $16.95 paperback ISBN 978-1936787579 By Noah Sanders Josephine Rowe’s outstanding debut novel, A Loving, Faithful Animal, follows a poor, Australian family marred by the pain inflicted on them by a now non-existent father figure. The father, Jack, is comparable to a natural disaster, […]Read More

Review: Five-Carat Soul by James McBride

Five-Carat Soul by James McBride Published 2017 by Riverhead Books $27.00 hardcover ISBN 978-0735216693 By Noah Sanders In the Author’s Note for James McBride’s new collection of short stories, Five-Carat Soul, the author writes of the inspiration for the quintet of chapters that makes up the book’s closing story, “Mr. P & The Wind.” He […]Read More

Review: Dinner at the Center of the Earth by Nathan Englander

Dinner At The Center of the Earth by Nathan Englander Published 2017 by Knopf $25.95 hardcover ISBN 978-1524732738 By Noah Sanders Near the end of Nathan Englander’s fantastic new novel, Dinner At The Center of The Earth, when the varied threads of his story are colliding, erupting and unraveling, the author writes, “The paths of […]Read More

Review: Stay With Me by Ayobami Adebayo

Stay With Me by Ayobami Adebayo Published 2017 by Knopf $25.95 hardcover ISBN 978-0451494603 By Noah Sanders At the heart of Ayobami Adebayo’s unsettling debut novel, Stay With Me, there is a common villain: men and the consequences of their prideful ways. This is a book about men being duplicitous with women at the very […]Read More

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