REVIEW: We, Jane by Aimee Wall

Aimee Wall’s debut We, Jane has a strong sense of place, but the story it tells is becoming more and more universal.

BOOK REVIEW: Never Saw Me Coming, Vera Kurian

Never Saw Me Coming is a book that does what it says on the tin. Well, maybe. Despite the title, it seems I mostly saw this book coming miles and miles away.

REVIEW: I Named by Dog Pushkin, Margarita Gokun Silver

It seemed like an appropriate time to read Margarita Gokun Silver’s I Named My Dog Pushkin, a collection of essays exploring her experience coming to the US from the Soviet Union with her family, fleeing the country’s imminent collapse and the negative effects Gorbachev’s perestroika and glasnost policies had on her Soviet Jewish family.

BOOK REVIEW: Something New Under the Sun by Alexandra Kleeman

I’ve never lived in LA (and I’ve only visited once), but somehow the city still looms large in my consciousness.

NETGALLEY BOOK REVIEW: Climate Change is Racist by Jeremy Williams

As a white woman in the Global North, I still have a significantly larger carbon footprint than much of the world.

NETGALLEY BOOK REVIEW: Black and Blue by Parm Sandhu

An important nuance that is often left out of discussions about police brutality and bias is how those within the force can be affected as well.

BOOK REVIEW: Three Rooms by Jo Hamya

The “three rooms” of the title don’t seem to develop her in any way, just provide a space for the bog standard nation-as-metaphor text dominating fiction at the moment.