This Week’s Reviews

City on Fire
Antony Dapiran | Scribe | 9781950354276 | June 2020
“This fascinating read is essential for anyone interested in the current affairs of Hong Kong, specifically, and China, generally.”—Library Journal, starred review

Stupid Black Girl
Aisha Redux, illus. Brianna McCarthy | Street Noise Books | 9781951491000 | June 2020
“Aisha Redux is a powerful new voice in contemporary literature from a fresh new publisher, Street Noise Books. Taking on themes of identity, mental health, race, spirituality and sexuality, these essays are complemented by stunning illustrations by Brianna McCarthy.”—Ms. Magazine

Dance on Saturday
Elwin Cotman | Small Beer Press | 9781618731722 | August 2020
“[A] collection of fantastically weird short stories. Each story provides a singular and riveting reading experience.”—BuzzFeed

A Silent Fury
Yuri Herrera, trans. Lisa Dillman | And Other Stories | 9781911508786 | June 2020
“Herrera’s book is a microhistory inspired by an absence in the archives. . . . Herrera conducts a crisp, matter-of-fact investigation . . . in quietly seething prose.”—Harper’s Magazine

Outside the Lines
Ameera Patel | Catalyst Press | 9781946395351 | June 2020

“In her dramatic, drug-addled thriller, Patel explores criminality, excess, humanity and hope.”—Ms. Magazine

The Spinster Diaries
Gina Fattore | Prospect Park Books | 9781945551734 | April 2020
“A special debut.”—Satellite Sisters

Farmer Falgu Goes to the Market
Chitra Soundar, illus. Kanika Nair | Karadi Tales Picturebooks | 9788181903129 | April 2018
“With bold, vivid illustrations, this positive, upbeat, and funny story would be a joyful book to read aloud online to children.”—The United States Board on Books for Young People

I Belong to Vienna
Anna Goldenberg, trans Alta L. Price | New Vessel Press | 9781939931849 | June 2020
“Absorbing . . . . Alta L. Price’s smooth rendition will leave Americans fascinated by the cruelty and loyalty born in the city of Sigmund Freud, Gustav Mahler, and Anna Goldenberg.”—The Forward

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