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First Look Club: The House at Baker Street
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First Look Club: The House at Baker Street

Reviewed by Angelica Galicinao THE HOUSE AT BAKER STREET Michelle Birkby 368 pp. Harper Perennial. (Best read on your period with a lot of pent up female angst and with a generous serving of curiosity for mysteries on the side) […]

First Look Club: The Sultan and the Queen
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First Look Club: The Sultan and the Queen

Reviewed by Katya Rara THE SULTAN AND THE QUEEN By Jerry Brotton 352 pp. Penguin Books. In a world where men have traditionally used women to further their own ambitions, Queen Elizabeth I—daughter of King Henry VIII and his mistress-turned-queen […]

First Look Club: Future Home of the Living God
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First Look Club: Future Home of the Living God

Reviewed by Chris Daniel Loza FUTURE HOME OF THE LIVING GOD By Louise Erdrich 288 pp. Harper. Future Home of the Living God by Louise Erdrich is a slow, hellish descent into dystopia. Whereas dystopian novels presently depict a degraded […]

First Look Club: Strange Weather
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First Look Club: Strange Weather

Reviewed by Jed R. Cruz STRANGE WEATHER By Joe Hill 448 pp. William Morrow. It’s a rare pleasure to sit down with a novel that can be finished in a single sitting. It’s the best of both worlds in many […]

First Look Club: The Living Infinite
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First Look Club: The Living Infinite

Reviewed by Lawrence Manalastas THE LIVING INFINITE By Chantel Acevedo 280 pp. Europa Editions. At the heart of Chantel Acevedo’s historical novel, The Living Infinite, is a manuscript that begs to see the light of day. That it was authored […]

First Look Club: The Luster of Lost Things
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First Look Club: The Luster of Lost Things

Reviewed by Dawn Mirafuentes THE LUSTER OF LOST THINGS By Sophie Chen Keller 336 pp. G. P. Putnam’s Sons. Walter Lavender Jr. isn’t your average 12-year-old boy. He’s a vigilant and amicable son, one who willfully makes croissants for his […]