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First Look Club: Jowana reviews Supper Club
Book Reviews, First Look

First Look Club: Jowana reviews Supper Club

Reviewed by Jowana Bueser SUPPER CLUB By Lara Williams 304 pages. G.P. Putnam’s Sons. Course 1: HORS D’OEUVRES Lara Williams delivered a carousal celebration of female friendship, an earnest exploration of fears, and a passionate prosecution of social expectations. Course 2: AMUSE-BOUCHE […]

First Look Club: Katya on Supper Club
Book Reviews, First Look

First Look Club: Katya on Supper Club

Reviewed by Katya Rara SUPPER CLUB By Lara Williams 304 pages. G.P. Putnam’s Sons. Roberta has spent most of her life trying not to take up space. Now in her late twenties, she’s been content to drift through life writing flavorless […]

First Few Pages: Gods of Jade and Shadow
First Few Pages

First Few Pages: Gods of Jade and Shadow

The Jazz Age is in full swing, but Casiopea Tun is too busy cleaning the floors of her wealthy grandfather’s house to listen to any fast tunes. Nevertheless, she dreams of a life far from her dusty small town in […]

First Few Pages: Spin the Dawn
First Few Pages

First Few Pages: Spin the Dawn

Maia Tamarin dreams of becoming the greatest tailor in the land, but as a girl, the best she can hope for is to marry well. When a royal messenger summons her ailing father, once a tailor of renown, to court, Maia […]

First Few Pages: The Nickel Boys
First Few Pages

First Few Pages: The Nickel Boys

As the Civil Rights movement begins to reach the black enclave of Frenchtown in segregated Tallahassee, Elwood Curtis takes the words of Dr. Martin Luther King to heart: He is “as good as anyone.” Abandoned by his parents, but kept […]