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All Grown Up, by Jami Attenberg: #BookReview

I had an odd feeling as I began reading this book. The first four or five chapters feel like the plot is constantly trying to start over–the basic premise is … Continue reading

June 23, 2017 · Leave a comment

Why Elizabeth Bennet Still Matters

On #InternationalWomensDay, I thought it would be important to stop and take a look at literature’s most famous female character. Ask people who their favorite literary character is and you’re bound … Continue reading

March 8, 2017 · Leave a comment

A Culture of Violence: The Association of Small Bombs, by Karan Mahajan: Book Review

The Association of Small Bombs begins with a sudden explosion in a Delhi marketplace in 1996. Two young brothers, Tushar and Nakul Khurana, are killed. Their friend Mansoor Ahmed survives. … Continue reading

March 7, 2017 · Leave a comment

Coming of Age in a Cult: The Girls, by Emma Cline

“There was so much to destroy.” Every reader knows the sensation of getting really excited by the idea behind a book, then finding the execution is totally meh. When it … Continue reading

January 20, 2017 · 1 Comment

Rising China and the Dashed American Dream: The Wangs vs. the World

“Every immigrant is the person he might have been and the person he is” Charles Wang left China for the American dream and made it big. He’s been living it … Continue reading

November 25, 2016 · Leave a comment

Sweetbitter, by Stephanie Danler: Book Review

“I wanted to say, My life is full. I chose this life because it’s a constant assault of color and taste and light and it’s raw and ugly and fast … Continue reading

September 10, 2016 · Leave a comment

Sons and Daughters of Ease and Plenty, by Ramona Ausubel: Book Review

“Nothing was more terrifying than what families could do to each other.” I’ve had a problem with a certain type of novel for a few years now: I’ve found that … Continue reading

September 5, 2016 · Leave a comment