LitStack Review: Sweetbitter by Stephanie Danler

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Sweetbitter Stephanie Danler Alfred A. Knopf Release Date:  May 24, 2016 ISBN 978-11-0187-594-0 Sweetbitter, the debut novel from newcomer Stephanie Danler, is a lot like New York City:  completely wrapped up in itself, which means it is sometimes incredibly pretentious, and at other times absolutely perfect.  It is, however, uniquely honest with itself and the [….]

LitStack Review: That Part Was True by Deborah McKinlay

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That Part Was True Deborah McKinlay Grand Central Publishing Release Date:  February 4, 2014 ISBN 978-1-4555-7365-3 You know, I wasn’t going to finish reading Deborah McKinlay’s new novel, That Part Was True, after the first fifty pages or so.  It wasn’t that it wasn’t well written – except for a few beginning passages where I [….]

LitStack Review: ‘Aunty Lee’s Delights’ by Ovidia Yu

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Aunty Lee’s Delights Ovidia Yu William Morrow Release Date:  September 17, 2013 ISBN 978-0-06-222715-7 Aunty Lee’s Delights is a modern day murder mystery novel set in the bustling metropolis of Singapore.  In a novel twist, however, its main investigator is not a hardnosed policeman nor a svelte government agent.  The leading sleuth in this charming [….]