A Review of Gaze by Christopher Howell

A Review of Gaze by Christopher Howell

    Divided into three parts, or ‘lives’ (the afterlife, the other life, and the inner life), Gaze reads as one poet’s quest to recover a lost idea of home. Through color-soaked memories of childhood filled with characters we come to recognize (a grandfather, a...
Slow Burn: A Review of The Newlyweds by Nell Freudenberger

Slow Burn: A Review of The Newlyweds by Nell Freudenberger

    Last year, Nell Freudenberger, hailed by Granta as one of the Best Young American novelists and distinguished by the New Yorker as one of the “20 under 40,”  released the novel The Newlyweds. Her previous two books were New York Times Book Review Notables. She...
Review of Silvertone by Dzvina Orlowsky

Review of Silvertone by Dzvina Orlowsky

             Our worried faces fall          through my memory          like confetti: who would inherit          our mother’s long-stemmed black rose,          her dark caterpillar brows arched          above her eyes staring          deep into my blue as if asking:...
Review of Stories for Boys: A Memoir by Gregory Martin

Review of Stories for Boys: A Memoir by Gregory Martin

  In May 2007, while Gregory Martin played with his two young sons in Albuquerque, his parents were having a fierce argument at their home in Spokane, Washington. When they stopped quarreling, Martin’s father went upstairs and swallowed a bottle of pills, landing him...