This Week’s Reviews

The Sleeping Car Murders
Sébastien Japrisot, trans. Francis Price | Gallic Books | 9781910477939 | August 2020
“With its pacy plotting and vivid evocation of locales, this is a stellar example of why Japrisot is held in such high esteem.”—European Literature Network

Xandria Phillips | Nightboat Books | 9781643620084 | October 2019
“Phillips produces an account of Black existence, while also summoning breath, touch, and taste as tools of emancipation and resistance.”—Broad Street Review

A Little More Red Sun on the Human
Gillian Conoley | Nightboat Books | 9781643620114 | October 2019
“This epic 320-page-plus collection is a necessary addition to your poetry library. In it, language feels as if it has been reinvented in order to speak the truth of this new age where the pillars of thought we once relied on: history, religion and memory, are at once questioned and reexamined and where the natural world still rises like a phoenix from the havoc we’ve made.”—Poetry Flash

Victoria Chang | Copper Canyon Press | 9781556595745 | April 2020
“How fitting that this otherworldly book of tributes to the no longer living lands, at this moment in this world, in our collective hands.”—Kenyon Review

A Wave of Stars
Dolores Brown, illus. Sonja Wimmer | NubeOcho | 9788417673413 | July 2020
“The artwork provided by Sonja Wimmer is a watery dream–filled with beautiful shades of blue and green punctuated with bright colors for the different sea plants and sea creatures. She alternates between colored illustrations and black and white ink drawings which adds a unique touch to the illustrations in the story.”—Youth Services Book Review

Witchy Things
Mariasole Brusa, illus. Marta Sevilla | NubeOcho | 9788417673604 | August 2020
“This book is perfect for children between the ages of four and seven years old, especially if they enjoy witches, goblins, and such during the Halloween season–although this is not a Halloween story.”—Youth Services Book Review

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