Ruchika Tomar’s Debut ‘A Prayer for Travelers’ is a Searing Look at Trauma, Grief, and Womanhood

Ruchika Tomar’s Debut ‘A Prayer for Travelers’ is a Searing Look at Trauma, Grief, and Womanhood

Title: A Prayer for TravelersAuthor: Ruchika TomarGenre: Literary FictionPublisher: Riverhead BooksSource: eARC via NetGalleyLength: 351 pPublishing Date: 9 July 2019 Let it be her inside. Not Penny and a half-naked stranger, or worse than the stranger. The sandman lurking in the hallway, primed for his revenge. I'm diverging from my normal types of book reviews that are [...]

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Hendricks and Greer create another blockbuster psychological thriller in ‘An Anonymous Girl’

Hendricks and Greer create another blockbuster psychological thriller in ‘An Anonymous Girl’

When struggling makeup artist Jessica Farris signs up for a psychological study on ethics and morality, she thinks all she'll have to do is answer some multiple choice questions, collect her $500, and leave.

Dot Hutchinson redefines family in her new thriller, ‘The Vanishing Season’

Dot Hutchinson redefines family in her new thriller, ‘The Vanishing Season’

Title: The Vanishing Season (The Collector Book 4)Author: Dot HutchinsonGenre: ThrillerPublisher: Thomas & MercerSource: eARC via NetGalleyLength: 320 pPublishing Date: 21 May 2019 Sometimes we only recognize our limits once we've passed them When eight-year-old Brooklyn Mercer goes missing, FBI Agents Eliza Sterling and Brandon Eddison--both part of the Crimes Against Children team--try not to take the [...]

Hope is futile in Meg Elison’s feminist dystopian ‘The Book of the Unnamed Midwife’

Hope is futile in Meg Elison’s feminist dystopian ‘The Book of the Unnamed Midwife’

The narrator has no name. At least, not in the beginning. Her "old world" name is lost when an illness sets in that wipes out most of the population, leaving men greatly outnumbering women, and no babies anywhere.

Blythe Baird explores hunger in her new poetry collection, ‘If My Body Could Speak’

Blythe Baird explores hunger in her new poetry collection, ‘If My Body Could Speak’

The idea that you can simultaneously be too much and not enough is an undercurrent throughout the body of Baird's work: too much, when she wants to be open and honest about her sexuality and rape but not enough to fit in with the cool girls and "feminist bros" that, while personified in the academic experience.