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First Look Club: Jed reviews Rainbirds
Book Reviews, First Look

First Look Club: Jed reviews Rainbirds

Reviewed by Jed Cruz RAINBIRDS By Clarissa Goenawan 336 pp. Soho Press. When protagonist Ren Ishida walks into a police station in the opening pages of Rainbirds to inquire about the circumstances surrounding the murder of his older sister, it […]

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 […]