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First Look: America Is Not the Heart
Book Reviews, First Look

First Look: America Is Not the Heart

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 […]

First Look: The Female Persuasion
First Look

First Look: The Female Persuasion

From the New York Times-bestselling author of The Interestings, an electric, multilayered novel about ambition, power, friendship, and mentorship, and the romantic ideals we all follow deep into adulthood, not just about who we want to be with, but who we want […]

First Look Club: Jean reviews The Female Persuasion
Book Reviews, First Look

First Look Club: Jean reviews The Female Persuasion

Reviewed by Jean Arboleda THE FEMALE PERSUASION By Meg Wolitzer 464 pp. Riverhead Books. In Meg Wolitzer’s latest novel The Female Persuasion, the lives of several characters intertwine in a complicated, multi-layered story about power and ambition, feminism and identity, […]