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Monday Mini Reviews

Absalom’s Daughters by Suzanne Feldman (source: publisher) “Half sisters, one black and one white, on a 1950s road trip through the American South.” …

diane cook

Man V. Nature by Diane Cook

  I’ve been sitting on this review until the very last moment because I haven’t known where to begin. My head is …

build a girl

How to Build a Girl by Caitlin Moran

  After shaming herself on local television, fourteen-year-old Johanna Morrigan decides to reinvent herself. It’s 1990, prime time for sex, drugs, and …


Flings by Justin Taylor

  Justin Taylor’s Flings, a collection of short stories, started out on a high note for me. Each story is a brief glimpse …

story hour

The Story Hour by Thrity Umrigar

  In The Story Hour, an unlikely and precarious friendship forms between Maggie, a well-respected psychologist, and her patient, Lakshmi, a depressed …

clever girl

Clever Girl by Tessa Hadley

. . Clever Girl follows the life of Stella, the daughter of a single mother, from her childhood through middle age. The …