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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 […]

What to Say Next #FullyBookedReviews
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What to Say Next #FullyBookedReviews

By Ivy Rodriguez What to Say Next, at its core, is a story of friendship between two outsiders. The follow-up to the best-selling young adult novel Tell Me Three Things, Buxbaum introduces us to new characters: David and Kit. David […]

First Look Club: The Reason You’re Alive
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First Look Club: The Reason You’re Alive

Reviewed by Dawn Mirafuentes THE REASON YOU’RE ALIVE by Matthew Quick 240 pp. Harper. Brutally honest. Profoundly beautiful. Extremely relevant. From the author that brought us The Silver Linings Playbook, Matthew Quick is back at it again with probably one […]