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

Book Review: How to Walk Away by Katherine Center

It felt like a big moment. It felt draped in metaphorical significance about bravery, and trust, and adventurousness—like it would reveal something essential about who i was and how I'd live the rest of my whole life. Saying no to flying right now suddenly felt like saying no to every possibility forever. Did I want … Continue reading Book Review: How to Walk Away by Katherine Center

Book Review: The Ensemble by Aja Gabel

Love is inexact, Henry said. It is not a science. It is barely a noun. It means one thing to one person, and one thing to another. It means one thing to one person at one point and then something else at another point. It doesn't make sense. We are gathered here today to not … Continue reading Book Review: The Ensemble by Aja Gabel

Book Review: Paris By The Book by Liam Callanan

In America, you say, I lost my husband, and everyone thinks they know what you mean. In France, they know better. When I say I lost him, they don't say, I'm so sorry. They say, where did he go? And so when I answered the man I'd been chasing, I spoke quietly and clearly, ad … Continue reading Book Review: Paris By The Book by Liam Callanan

Book Review: The Immortalists by Chloe Benjamin

The Immortalists by Chloe Benjamin introduces the four Gold siblings as they dance on the edge of reality when they visit a rumored fortune-teller who can predict the dates of their deaths. Each sibling must visit the woman alone, choosing only after to share with the others her prediction. As they grow, the secret of her … Continue reading Book Review: The Immortalists by Chloe Benjamin

Book Review: Stay With Me by Ayọ̀bámi Adébáyọ̀

Women manufacture children and if you can't you are just a man, Nobody should call you a woman. She gripped my wrists and lowered her voice to a whisper. "This life is not difficult, Yejide. If you cannot have children, allow my son to have some with Funmi. See, we are not asking you to … Continue reading Book Review: Stay With Me by Ayọ̀bámi Adébáyọ̀

Book Review: How to Behave in a Crowd by Camille Bordas

I'm not sure I was stupid. It's not that I didn't understand anything my teachers talked about, it's that when I did, I doubted I had. I believed there had to be a trick. Maybe I just assumed the world was more complicated than it was. Isidore Mazal is the youngest of six children, with … Continue reading Book Review: How to Behave in a Crowd by Camille Bordas