Litstack Rec: Bridge & The Stargazer’s Sister

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Bridge, by Robert Thomas “Welcome to the prayer-strewn pews of my brain,” Alice, the narrator of Bridge tells us, and quickly, we understand that this intellectually gifted young woman sees the world, and herself, in unconventional, and often dangerous ways. Robert Thomas’s powerful debut novel (BOA Editions 2014) takes place in fifty-six brief chapters that [….]

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: A Daughter of No Nation by A. M. Dellamonica

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A Daughter of No Nation A. M. Dellamonica Tor Books Release Date:  December 1, 2015 ISBN 978-0-7653-3450-3 A follow-up to her 2014 novel, Child of a Hidden Sea, author A. M. Dellamonica returns us to realm of Stormwrack to continue the story of Sophie Hansa, a young woman from modern day San Francisco who learns [….]

LitStack Review: The Lemoncholy Life of Annie Aster by Scott Wilbanks

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The Lemoncholy Life of Annie Aster Scott Wilbanks Sourcebooks Landmark Release Date:  August 4, 2015 The Lemoncholy Life of Annie Aster will be released on August 4, 2015. Be sure to reserve your copy today! Annabelle “Annie” Aster is, by choice, a most singular young lady. Or, “a sincere woman in every particular” as she [….]

LitStack Rec: ‘Women in Their Beds’ & ‘3 Sections’

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Women in Their Beds — Gina Berriault Her admirers include Richard Ford, Grace Paley and Robert Stone, but American fiction writer Gina Berriault may be one of most revered writers you’ve never heard of. Cynthia Ozick described Berriault as the quintessential writer’s writer—the recipient of professional admiration and “dim public recognition.” Though I’d say she’s a [….]

LitStack Review: ‘Parasite’ by Mira Grant

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Parasite Mira Grant Orbit Publication Date: October 29, 2013 ISBN 978-0-316-21895-5 Zombies are so passé. That is certainly no indictment of Mira Grant’s science fiction/horror novel, Parasite.  In fact, Ms. Grant manages to inject an intriguing terror-from-within vibe into her newest work without invoking a single rotting flesh inference which I, for one, find refreshing.  [….]

Love, Dishonor, Marry, Die, Cherish, Perish by David Rakoff

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Love, Dishonor, Marry, Die, Cherish, Perish David Rakoff Doubleday Release Date: July 16, 2013 ISBN 978-0-385-53521-2 If anyone had told me that I would be reading a novel that was completely written in verse, I would have rolled my eyes in a “heaven help us” gesture.  Epic poems are certainly not unknown in literature, but [….]