This Week’s Reviews

Native Tongue
Suzette Hadin Elgin | The Feminist Press at CUNY | 9781936932627 | July 2019
“Elgin’s genius resides in her ability to create compelling and memorable characters: the reader wants these women to survive, to succeed in their rebellions, and when terrible things transpire, it’s deeply upsetting. These characters will stay with the reader long after the last page—their lives, their joys and nearly unendurable suffering helping to humanize the deeply relevant and compelling feminist themes in the novel.”—Brooklyn Rail

The Scher Collection of Commemorative Medals
Stephen K. Scher | GILES | 9781907804878 | April 2019
“Proves that sculpture the size of a silver dollar can assume the presence of something monumental. . . . Surprisingly engaging.”—Sculpture Magazine

Iced in Paradise
Naomi Hirarara | Prospect Park Books | 9781945551598 | September 2019
“Hirahara’s affinity for showing the vagaries of families elevates Iced in Paradise. The Santiagos’ Japanese, Filipino and Anglo background allows Hirahara to show how the various cultures are incorporated into the family’s life. . . . A breathtaking view of Hawaii enhances the story. . . . We’ll look forward to more adventures of the Santiagos. Iced in Paradise will have you searching for shave ice in your community.”—South Florida Sun Sentinel

Without Protection
Gala Mukomolova | Coffee House Press | 9781566895439 | April 2019
“Vulnerability and openness stands strong in this rich collection that sings of grief and longing.”—Michigan Quarterly Review

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