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Posted November 02, 2022in Book Review

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‘Kaikeyi’ Retellings of epic tales have become a genre of their own, and I am here for it. In this sparkling, sad, brilliant debut novel, Vaishnavi Patel takes on the [...]

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Posted October 05, 2022in Book Review

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‘Ithaca’ “The Odyssey” is an ancient tale with a mountain of scholarship and retellings to its name, yet there are still threads left to be pulled, new variations to explore, [...]

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Posted August 31, 2022in Book Review

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‘Lute’ Americans becoming European aristocrats is not a new trope; it’s been done throughout literature in a number of different ways. In this lovely, spooky, beautifully written debut, that common [...]

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Posted August 03, 2022in Book Review

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‘Babel, or The Necessity of Violence: An Arcane History of the Oxford Translators’ Revolution’ R. F. Kuang’s Poppy War Trilogy lives rent-free in my head years after I read it, so [...]

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Posted July 06, 2022in Book Review

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‘Ordinary Monsters’  This one is a beauty of melancholy and the painful parts of humanity. It is atmospheric and seething with tension and grit with just enough heart to claw [...]

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Posted June 01, 2022in Book Review

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‘How High We Go in the Dark’  Stories and people connected in surprising ways; the myths we tell ourselves even when reality is breathing down our necks; the absolute power [...]

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Posted May 04, 2022in Book Review

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‘Four Treasures of the Sky’  I just can’t get enough magical realism these days. Lucky for me, there’s a bit of a renaissance happening, and I get to indulge my [...]

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Posted April 06, 2022in Book Review

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‘When We Were Birds’ I can write this review in one sentence: This might be the perfect magical realism novel; go read it.  Yejide has a complicated relationship with her [...]

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Posted March 02, 2022in Book Review

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‘Origin: A Genetic History of the Americas’ Anthropology is not always an accessible topic for general reading. It’s often dense, and despite its subject being humanity, it can seem cold [...]

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Posted February 02, 2022in Book Review

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‘Last Night at the Telegraph Club’ I’m such a sucker for well-written, historical novels that don’t feel like historical fiction. Melinda Lo is known for her darkly beautiful stories, and [...]

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