By Hannah B. If there is one thing that stuck with me after reading The Fall of Butterflies, it is the power of expectation, of being limited by it and breaking free from it. The blurb on the back of this brightly […]
By Cat A. 1969, California. Fourteen-year-old Evie Boyd, the voice behind Emma Cline’s The Girls, invites readers to dip their toes into a pool of hippie vibrations, adolescent abandon, and a summer of violence. It begins with Evie alone in […]
By Mio Jhumpa Lahiri’s latest book, In Other Words, is the first of its kind in two respects: it’s the first of Lahiri’s non-fiction books, and it’s the first full-length work that she’s written entirely in Italian.
By Ish Movies are a great way to tell stories, but they have their limitations. Too often, plot holes are explained away by convenient plot devices.
By Angel Early last year, I travelled to Japan. On top of the below zero temperatures and shifts of landscapes with all their shades of white, brown, and green when you take the cross-country trains, a subtle detail stood out […]
By Dawn M. When I first read the title, The Nest, what first occurred to me was the native genius of weaver birds. Naturally, these birds build more eloquent and solid nests without a trace of experience in making them.