Kaira Rouda creates the perfect unreliable narrator in ‘The Favorite Daughter’

Kaira Rouda creates the perfect unreliable narrator in ‘The Favorite Daughter’

Jane is ready to make a change. She's done away with the pills and plans on using the memorial as her debut back into Orange County society. Jane is in control. Sort of.

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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.

Yara Zgheib Explores the Importance of Support Systems during recovery in ‘The Girls at 17 Swann Street’

Yara Zgheib Explores the Importance of Support Systems during recovery in ‘The Girls at 17 Swann Street’

26-year-old Anna is a former Parisian, former ballerina, and former woman with an identity outside of her eating disorder. Somewhere between following her husband to St. Louis and ending up in Bedroom 5 at 17 Swann Street, Anna's all but disappeared.

Sophie Mackintosh makes toxic masculinity literal in ‘The Water Cure’

Sophie Mackintosh makes toxic masculinity literal in ‘The Water Cure’

Grace, Lia, and Sky are sheltered from the horrors of the outside world. They've been brought up to believe that beyond the borders of their home there is nothing but violence: men against women, disease against bodies.