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First Look Club: Little Fires Everywhere
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First Look Club: Little Fires Everywhere

Reviewed by Jean Arboleda LITTLE FIRES EVERYWHERE By Celeste Ng 400 pp. Penguin Press. “Everyone in Shaker Heights was talking about it that summer: how Isabelle, the last of the Richardson children, had finally gone around the bend and burned […]

First Look Club: They Both Die at the End
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First Look Club: They Both Die at the End

Review by Angelica Galicinao THEY BOTH DIE AT THE END By Adam Silvera 384 pp. HarperTeen. Nobody really wants to talk about dying when every waking moment that you have is an act of fighting for the life you want […]

First Look Club: Eastman Was Here
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First Look Club: Eastman Was Here

Reviewed by Katya Rara EASTMAN WAS HERE By Alex Gilvarry 368 pp. Viking. Alan Eastman is a trainwreck. It’s 1973, and the biggest years of his writing career are decades behind him, his wife has left him, and nothing seems […]

First Look Club: New People
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First Look Club: New People

Reviewed by Chris Daniel Loza NEW PEOPLE By Danzy Senna 240 pp. Riverhead Books. Hailed as one of this year’s best summer reads by Vogue, Newsday, Harper’s Bazaar, and Glamour among others, New People by Danzy Senna is a thin […]

First Look Club: Home Fire
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First Look Club: Home Fire

Reviewed by Lawrence Manalastas HOME FIRE By Kamila Shamsie 288 pp. Riverhead Books. In Home Fire, the latest from acclaimed Pakistani author Kamila Shamsie, what begins as a simple story of young people embarking on personal odysseys—pursuing dreams, mingling with […]

First Look Club: Meddling Kids
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First Look Club: Meddling Kids

Reviewed by Jowana Bueser MEDDLING KIDS By Edgar Cantero 336 pp. Doubleday. Nostalgia is a potent drug. And like drugs, it is susceptible to abuse. There is a nostalgia upsurge in present popular culture. Naturally, books are part of the […]