LitStack Review: Exit West by Mohsin Hamid

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Exit West Mohsin Hamid Riverhead Books Release Date:  March 7, 2017 ISBN 978-0-7352-1217-6 Immigration is a hot burner issue right now – who to welcome, who to keep out, if to welcome at all. What gets lost in the discussion, often, is the individual element of those fleeing war, fleeing poverty, looking for a better [….]

LitStack Review: ‘Honor’s Knight’ by Rachel Bach

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Honor’s Knight Rachel Bach Orbit Release Date:  February 25, 2014 ISBN 978-0-316-22108-5 Gosh, I am loving this series so much! Rachel Bach has written a science fiction series, of which Honor’s Knight is the second installment, that mixes space, aliens, fighting, conflict, romance and intrigue in just the right amounts to make it wildly entertaining, [….]

LitStack Review: Vacationland by Sarah Stonich

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Vacationland Sarah Stonich University of Minnesota Press Release Date:  March 25, 2013 ISBN 978-0-8166-8766-4 Vacationland is a book that grabs you, not because of some harrowing drama or gripping plot twist, not due to a flamboyant cast of characters or unexpected turn of events or even because ordinary people have been thrust into extraordinary circumstances.  [….]

The Absent Woman by Marlene Lee

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The Absent Woman Marlene Lee Holland House Books First Edition: April 20, 2013 ISBN 978-1-909374-40-9 If there’s one demographic that is under-represented in fictional female leads, it’s middle-aged women with school-aged children.  Add in to that a woman who does not have custody of the children in the demise of a marriage, and the list [….]