Reviewed by Jean Arboleda MARILOU IS EVERYWHERE By Sarah Elaine Smith 288 pages. Riverhead Books. These days, I find myself thinking a lot about the shape loneliness takes. Sometimes it arrives to fill a hole that someone once occupied. Sometimes it descends […]
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Reviewed by Jody Uy MARILOU IS EVERYWHERE By Sarah Elaine Smith 288 pages. Riverhead Books. For me, one of the coolest things about books is their ability to pull you into an entirely different world. Harry Potter was groundbreaking for me when […]
Reviewed by Chris Loza MARILOU IS EVERYWHERE By Sarah Elaine Smith 288 pages. Riverhead Books. Marilou is Everywhere hums with life in its portrait of a rural town in Pennsylvania. The first two pages simmer with a fierce longing to live […]
Reviewed by Jed Cruz IF YOU WANT TO MAKE GOD LAUGH By Bianca Marais 448 pages. G.P. Putnam’s Sons In the opening moments of If You Want to Make God Laugh, a young woman hikes for half a day to meet […]
Reviewed by Jowana Bueser SUPPER CLUB By Lara Williams 304 pages. G.P. Putnam’s Sons. Course 1: HORS D’OEUVRES Lara Williams delivered a carousal celebration of female friendship, an earnest exploration of fears, and a passionate prosecution of social expectations. Course 2: AMUSE-BOUCHE […]
Reviewed by Katya Rara SUPPER CLUB By Lara Williams 304 pages. G.P. Putnam’s Sons. Roberta has spent most of her life trying not to take up space. Now in her late twenties, she’s been content to drift through life writing flavorless […]