Book Review | The Refugees by Viet Thanh Nguyen

Authour: Viet Thanh Nguyen Format: ARC, 440 pages Publication date: February 7th 2017 Publisher: Grove Press Source: Received from publisher in exchange for an honest review. Review: You may have heard of the writer, Viet Thanh Nguyen from his Pulitzer (and other prizes/awards) winning debut novel The Sympathizer. And while the synopsis of The Sympathizer […]

Words of Asia | In the Country: Stories by Mia Alvar

For a listing of the links to all the other review posts for the Words of Asia blog event click here. About the Authour: Mia Alvar is a writer who currently lives in New York City. She was born in the Philippines and raised in Bahrain and the United States. In the Country is her […]

Book Review | The Opposite of Loneliness: Essays and Stories by Marina Keegan

Authour: Marina Keegan Format: Advance Reader Copy, 208 pages Publication date: April 8th 2014 Publisher: Scribner Source: Received from publisher in exchange for an honest review. Review: “We don’t have a word for the opposite of loneliness. but if we did, I could say that’s what I want in life.” You may have heard of […]

Early Book Review | So Much a Part of You by Polly Dugan

Authour: Polly Dugan Format: Advance Reader Copy, 229 pages Publication date: June 10th 2014 Publisher: Little, Brown and Company Source: Received from publisher in exchange for an honest review. Review: So Much a Part of You by Polly Dugan is a short but strong collection of short stories that are all interconnected. We follow a […]

Book Review | Bombay Wali and Other Stories by Veena Gokhale

Authour: Veena Gokhale Format: Paperback, 217 pages Publication date: March 31st 2013 Publisher: Guernica Editions Source: Received from publisher in exchange for an honest review. Synopsis: Twelve stories that provide startling glimpses of contemporary life in Bombay, and elsewhere. An innocuous jazz concert that awakens painful memories for a middle-aged caregiver, a wealthy business woman […]

Book Review | Whirl Away by Russell Wangersky

Authour: Russell Wangersky Format: Paperback, 224 pages Publication date: March 17th 2012 Publisher: Thomas Allen Publishers Source: Received from publisher in exchange for an honest review. Synopsis: Short story collection examines when coping skills slip – denial, pragmatism, or delusion. A caretaker of a prairie amusement park, the lone occupant of a collapsing Newfoundland town, […]