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Susan Choi’s Award-Winning ‘Trust Exercise’ Incites the Perils of Adolescence in a Society Struggling with Authenticity
Reviewed By Maria Chance Jul 14th, 2022 5:17 pm

Adolescence is one of the most complicated stages of life. That formative period when you’re not quite a child and not quite an adult can be confusing as well as painful. In National Book Award for Fiction winner, Trust Exercise, Susan Choi deftly na...

Marie-Helene Bertino Steps Into a Surrealist Warp In New Novel ‘Parakeet’
Reviewed By Maria Chance Jul 14th, 2022 5:09 pm

Marie-Helene Bertino’s Parakeet is a vortex of symbolism and metaphors. Through the main character known solely as The Bride, we are taken into a world that is very much like our own but one that teeters into surrealism. When we first encounter The B...

With Her Moving Memoir ‘Love Is An Ex-Country,’ Randa Jarrar Overcomes Oppression In Its Many Forms
Reviewed By Maria Chance Jul 14th, 2022 5:04 pm

In Love Is An Ex-Country, Randa Jarrar takes us along on a journey as she shows us glimpses of her life. Born in the United States to refugee, Palestinian parents, Jarrar faced racism in one of the oddest ways: because she is white-passing, white peo...

Louise Fein Explores WWII from a Nazi Perspective in ‘Daughter of the Reich’
Reviewed By Maria Chance Jul 14th, 2022 4:59 pm

In Daughter of the Reich, Louise Fein delves into the difficult task of bringing a character to life who wholeheartedly follows Hitler’s anti-Semitic, fascist movement. When we first meet Hetty the year is 1929, and she’s an eight-year-old child. One...