Book cover for Matthew Vollmer's This World is Not Your Home
Book Reviews | Reedsy Discovery books

Book Review: “This World is Not Your Home”

An adventurous thought journey of a former Seventh Day Adventist-turned-Episcopalian’s pivotal musings on faith, family, and survival. In this collection of essays, stories, and reports, essayist and fiction writer Matthew Vollmer treats his latest assemblage like an astronomical map, charting out the steps from his past to trace the trajectories of things to come. Vollmer […]

Continue Reading

Book Reviews | Reedsy Discovery books

Book Review: Judgment Day & Other White Lies

A sharp-edged collected fiction on American values that blends the certainty of mythology with the horrors of distorted revisionist history. Judgment Day takes the shape of seven stories ranging in form, reality, and aspects of Greek mythology to illustrate how tragedy becomes desensitized for our cast of narrators and contributing witnesses. Some stories here use the […]

Continue Reading

Book Reviews

“Reader, I married…my book.”

On reading Praying with Jane Eyre as a sacred text. Dearest reader, Have you ever read or owned a book—or series—that, when the weather hits just right, or the anniversary of when this book first meant something more to you looms near, you pick up for the hundredth time in its lifespan on your shelf […]

Continue Reading

Book Reviews

Book Review Roundup: Summer Edition (July-August)

Hi again! As promised, here’s part two of my summer book review roundup. This group includes a wider range of genres and topics that I didn’t get to cover last time, from realist fiction to personal essay; lyric essay to fictional satire; and from travel writing to immigrant narratives. I’m curious to hear which ones […]

Continue Reading

Book Reviews

Book Review Roundup: Post-Grad Edition (May-June)

It’s been a minute. What happened? I graduated from grad school, finished writing my thesis (a whole BOOK!), and published my last issue with a literary journal that I love very much. Now, I’m taking a break to focus on my one true love (hint: it’s reading). Below is another short roundup of books I […]

Continue Reading