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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 […]

First Look Club: The Someday Suitcase
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First Look Club: The Someday Suitcase

Reviewed by EL de Jesus THE SOMEDAY SUITCASE By Corey Ann Haydu 304 pp. Katherine Tegen Books. Clover and Danny. Scientist and artist. Fact-checker and dreamer. Organized and spacey. Though complete opposites, they always function best when together. That’s how […]

First Look Club: Wine. All the Time.
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First Look Club: Wine. All the Time.

Reviewed by Kai Jimenez WINE. ALL THE TIME. By Marissa A. Ross 304 pp. Blume. We all have a list of things that we think we should know before we could call ourselves full-fledged adults. Things like doing our taxes, […]