“Everything Under” by Daisy Johnson is Everything

The places we are born come back. They disguise themselves as migraines, stomach aches, insomnia. They are the way we sometimes wake falling, fumbling for the bedside lamp, certain everything we’ve built has gone in the night. We become strangers to the places we are born. They would not recognize us but we will always … Continue reading “Everything Under” by Daisy Johnson is Everything

Intl Blog Tour: “Natalie Tan’s Book of Luck & Fortune” by Roselle Lim

"We all moved in a constant celestial dance. The song ends and the music and our partner may change, but in order to survive we must continue dancing." Lush and visual, chock-full of delicious recipes, Roselle Lim’s magical debut novel is about food, heritage, and finding family in the most unexpected places.   At the news … Continue reading Intl Blog Tour: “Natalie Tan’s Book of Luck & Fortune” by Roselle Lim

Book Review: Killing Commendatore by Haruki Murakami

"Instead of a stable truth, I choose unstable possibilities." The epic new novel from the internationally acclaimed and best-selling author of 1Q84. In Killing Commendatore, a thirty-something portrait painter in Tokyo is abandoned by his wife and finds himself holed up in the mountain home of a famous artist, Tomohiko Amada. When he discovers a … Continue reading Book Review: Killing Commendatore by Haruki Murakami

Book Review: Mazahl’s Ascent by S.V. Atla

"Many things are hidden on the bodies covered by oppression." In Saudi Arabia, where women’s bodies are deemed the inferior possessions of men, where female sexuality is regulated for the continuation of a sexist regime, an erotic and formidable woman arises from the ashes of patriarchal horror. Trapped and suspected of treachery, Mazahl seeks to … Continue reading Book Review: Mazahl’s Ascent by S.V. Atla