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First Look Club: My Absolute Darling
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First Look Club: My Absolute Darling

Reviewed by Kai Jimenez MY ABSOLUTE DARLING By Gabriel Tallent 432 pp. Riverhead Books. We’re often told to never judge books by their covers, but we often still do all the same. If I were to guess the story of […]

First Look Club: Dinner at the Center of the Earth
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First Look Club: Dinner at the Center of the Earth

Reviewed by Jowana Bueser DINNER AT THE CENTER OF THE EARTH By Nathan Englander 272 pp. Knopf. A chicken and egg situation: does history make a person or does a person make history? Both. Conquerors create history as they forge […]

First Look Club: The Salt Line
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First Look Club: The Salt Line

Reviewed by Jody Uy THE SALT LINE By Holly Goddard Jones 400 pp. G. P. Putnam’s Sons. How to Write a Dystopian Novel What makes a good dystopian story? Loosely defined as a world wherein everything has gone wrong, dystopian […]

Little Monsters #FullyBookedReviews
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Little Monsters #FullyBookedReviews

Review by Ivy Rodriguez Crime TV fans will be thrilled to pick up Kara Thomas’ latest effort, Little Monsters, a gripping tale of how teens could be the most deceiving of creatures. Little Monsters starts off as your usual young […]

First Look Club: Forest Dark
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First Look Club: Forest Dark

Reviewed by Rinne Lim FOREST DARK By Nicole Krauss 304 pp. Harper. “We would like nothing more than to annul the knowledge that came to us when we ate in the Garden of Eden, but as we are unable to […]

First Look Club: Little Fires Everywhere
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First Look Club: Little Fires Everywhere

Reviewed by Jean Arboleda LITTLE FIRES EVERYWHERE By Celeste Ng 400 pp. Penguin Press. “Everyone in Shaker Heights was talking about it that summer: how Isabelle, the last of the Richardson children, had finally gone around the bend and burned […]