Author: Nicole

Nicole is an avid reader, a writer, and editor. She received her MFA in Creative Writing for Fiction at the University of Massachusetts Boston and her BA in Cinema at Virginia Commonwealth University. She was the editor-in-chief of Breakwater Review, and her writing can be found there and in RESPONSE.
Book Reviews

Goodreads Review Roundup

I have quite a few short reviews from my Goodreads account that I figured might be a good place to begin sharing my taste with those interested in reading these reviews. Below, you’ll find key stats such as which edition I read from (sometimes I buy the UK version if I like their book design […]

Essays Travel Writing

The New Year’s Wish

You close out the year you visited your family and buried your grandmother by spending New Year’s Eve with them all in Iloilo. You walk with your cousins through the streets of Calaparan in single file at night, hugging the road’s shoulder. The sun set hours ago, yet the heat from the day leaves a […]


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Gingerbread by Helen Oyeyemi
Excerpt from Goodreads: "Influenced by the mysterious place gingerbread holds in classic children's stories, [Helen Oyeyemi] invites readers into a delightfully inventive and bewitching novel about a surprising family legacy, in which the inheritance is a recipe."

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