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The Cockroach by Ian McEwan

In a spin on Franz Kafka’s ‘The Metamorphosis,’ Booker-Prize winning author Ian McEwan has created a world in which a…

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Evening In Paradise: More Stories by Lucia Berlin

Recently, BookBrowse sent me a copy of a short story collection by “one of America’s best kept secrets”: Lucia Berlin’s…

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The Carrying by Ada Limón

Ada Limón’s ​The Carrying introduces a deeply personal collection of poems and is recognized as her boldest work yet. Unlike…

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Review: Michael Schmidt’s Gilgamesh: The Life of a Poem

LET’S start with a confession: I am a historian and I have never read Gilgamesh. I didn’t read it in…

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How We Fight For Our Lives by Saeed Jones

“A memoir,” Isabelle Allende once wrote, “is an invitation into someone else’s privacy.” The personal reflections of Saeed Jones in…

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Review: Yoko Ogawa’s The Memory Police

IF roses, all roses, suddenly disappeared, would your memory of them fade away as if they had never existed? This…

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Review: Death Is Hard Work by Khaled Khalifa

Embroiled in a bloody civil war since 2011, Syria has long been subject to coups, repressive regimes, and state sanctioned…

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