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 fascinating novel of the friendship and creative partnership between two of Hollywood’s earliest female legends—screenwriter Frances Marion and superstar Mary Pickford. Historical novelist Melanie Benjamin offers another adventure in time, back to 1914 to witness the rise of a new […]
Reviewed by Jean Arboleda THE GIRLS IN THE PICTURE By Melanie Benjamin 448 pp. Delacorte Press. Recent events have shown that it’s tough to be a woman in Hollywood. So it seems timely to come across a book about two remarkable […]
Reviewed by Jody Uy THE GIRLS IN THE PICTURE By Melanie Benjamin 448 pp. Delacorte Press. The lights dim as you hastily make your way up the stairs to find your seat, remembering to double-check your ticket for the right number. You […]