A sprawling, soulful debut about three generations of women in one family struggling to balance the promise of the American dream and the unshakeable grip of history. Chris and Katya of the First Look Club dive into Elaine Castillo’s debut […]
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Reviewed by Katya Rara AMERICA IS NOT THE HEART By Elaine Castillo 416 pp. Viking. In a time of fake news, literature is one of the best ways to combat ignorance and apathy. If you’re lucky, Dekada ‘70 by Lualhati […]
Reviewed by Chris Loza AMERICA IS NOT THE HEART By Elaine Castillo 416 pp. Viking. America Is Not the Heart crackles with life. From the first page until the last, there is a silent fury that sweeps through the novel that […]
A passionate love story and a fascinating exploration of the power of tradition and the possibilities not just for change but for revolution. From the #1 New York Times bestselling author of A Discovery of Witches comes a novel about what […]
Reviewed by Chris Loza TIME’S CONVERT By Deborah Harkness 448 pp. Viking. I felt a quiver in my heart when I learned that I would be receiving an advance copy of Time’s Convert. Having read—and loved—the All Souls Trilogy from […]
Reviewed by Reina Bambao VOX By Christina Dalcher 326 pp. Berkley. Led by a government of fundamentalists and bigots, America enforces a one-hundred-word quota on women’s speech — by way of putting a counter on every woman’s wrist and punishing them […]