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First Look Club: Palo reviews Annelies
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First Look Club: Palo reviews Annelies

Reviewed by Palo Garcia ANNELIES by David R. Gillham 416 pages. Viking. What if, instead of succumbing to disease in the Bergen-Belsen camp, Anne Frank survived the Holocaust? This scenario is what David R. Gillham explores in Annelies (which is also […]

First Look Club: Chris reviews Annelies
Book Reviews, First Look

First Look Club: Chris reviews Annelies

Reviewed by Chris Loza ANNELIES by David R. Gillham 416 pages. Viking. Alternate fiction is a tricky thing. You take a piece of history, say World War II and imagine an alternative version where the Nazis won and you have […]

First Look: 99 Nights in Logar
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First Look: 99 Nights in Logar

A dog on the loose. A boy yearning to connect to his family’s roots. A country in the midst of great change. And a vibrant exploration of the power of stories—the ones we tell each other and the ones we […]

First Look Club: Jed reviews 99 Nights in Logar
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First Look Club: Jed reviews 99 Nights in Logar

Reviewed by Jed R. Cruz 99 NIGHTS IN LOGAR By Jamil Jan Kochai 288 pages. Viking. It seems like after a long cross-continental flight and an eight-hour drive through the mountains into the hills of Logar, Afghanistan, having part of […]

First Look Club: Reina reviews 99 Nights in Logar
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First Look Club: Reina reviews 99 Nights in Logar

Reviewed by Reina Bambao 99 NIGHTS IN LOGAR By Jamil Jan Kochai 288 pages. Viking. Based off a short story that won the 2018 O. Henry Prize, 99 Nights in Logar is author Jamil Jan Kochai’s debut novel. The book is set […]