Book Review: Playing with Matches by Hannah Orenstein

Sasha, a twentysomething recent college graduate in New York City, lands a job with Bliss, an elite matchmaking service, after an impassioned speech about love and love gone wrong. Her experience with relationships began as she watched her parents marriage implode at a young age, though she now realizes the chance for success is low … Continue reading Book Review: Playing with Matches by Hannah Orenstein

Book Review: Who is Vera Kelly? by Rosalie Knecht

"The intelligence services have roles for women," he said. "You understand electronics. You speak Spanish and French." "How do you know that?" He kept smiling at me, as if I had to ask a rhetorical question. "You've been looking at my school records?" I said. "My boss was concerned about the Maryland Youth Center," he … Continue reading Book Review: Who is Vera Kelly? by Rosalie Knecht

Book Review: An Ocean of Minutes by Thea Lim

In her heart, the past was not another time, but another place that still existed. It was just that she had taken a wrong turn. One day, she would figure it out and she would go back to the house where she has lived, and it would not be lost to the violence of time, … Continue reading Book Review: An Ocean of Minutes by Thea Lim

Book Review: The Optimist’s Guide to Letting Go by Amy E. Reichert

In the newest release from author Amy E. Reichart we are brought into the world of Gina, her daughter May and her mother Lorraine and the different manifestations of grief, loss and love that serve to unite a family that appears first divided by their experiences. Gina and May are struggling with how to move … Continue reading Book Review: The Optimist’s Guide to Letting Go by Amy E. Reichert

Book Review: A Place for Us by Fatima Farheen Mirza

Baba pointed to the sky, and Amar looked, past the stars and past the lighter patch of the Milky Way, past the moon, and maybe God was there and maybe God wasn't, but when Baba said to him, "I don't think He created us just to leave some of us behind," Amar believed him. Amar … Continue reading Book Review: A Place for Us by Fatima Farheen Mirza

Book Review: Florida by Lauren Groff

It is terribly true, even if the truth does not comfort, that if you look at the moon for long enough night after night, as I have, you will see that the old cartoons are correct, that the moon is, in fact, laughing. But it is not laughing at us, we lonely humans, who are … Continue reading Book Review: Florida by Lauren Groff

Book Review: The Ones We Choose by Julie Clark

But there are some cells that last a lifetime. Brain cells in the cerebral cortex start recording from conception and don't stop until death. This is where your memory lives. Your thoughts. Your awareness. These cells carry with them every moment of your life—even the ones you'd rather leave behind. In her debut novel, Julie … Continue reading Book Review: The Ones We Choose by Julie Clark