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The 21st Century Mind: Review of the Essay Collection,”The Word Pretty” by Elisa Gabbert

The Word Pretty by Elisa Gabbert (Black Ocean, 2018) ☆☆☆☆☆/ 5 stars “The essay needn’t be faithful to the path of the thinking, but the form can reveal how thinking happens, like when a song gets stuck in your head and only later do you realize why you thought of it, that you had readContinue reading “The 21st Century Mind: Review of the Essay Collection,”The Word Pretty” by Elisa Gabbert”

A Voice for You: A Review of “I Am Yours: A Shared Memoir” by Reema Zaman

(This book was sent to me courtesy of Amberjack Publishing…thank you!) I Am Yours by Reema Zaman (Amberjack, 2019) ☆☆☆☆☆/ 5 stars I Am Yours: A Shared Memoir follows Reema Zaman on her journey through the first thirty years of her life. Her journey begins in Bangladesh, but is then sent abroad to Hawaii, onContinue reading “A Voice for You: A Review of “I Am Yours: A Shared Memoir” by Reema Zaman”

Mermen, Sappho, & Diabetic Dogs: A Review of “The Pisces” by Melissa Broder

REVIEW: The Pisces by Melissa Broder (Hogarth, 2018) ☆☆☆☆/5 stars In Melissa Broder’s first work of fiction, we are introduced to Lucy, a PhD student from Phoenix, AZ writing about the gaps in Sappho, who finds herself at the end of her long-term relationship with Jamie, a scientist who has transformed from chiseled jaw toContinue reading “Mermen, Sappho, & Diabetic Dogs: A Review of “The Pisces” by Melissa Broder”

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