Tag: ARC reviews

  • Book Review: Enough – A Memoir of Mistakes, Mania, and Motherhood

    Book Review: Enough – A Memoir of Mistakes, Mania, and Motherhood

    A powerful memoir that confronts the scars of sexual abuse, familial separation, and mental illness as the author emerges into motherhood. Content warning: bipolar disorder, rape, relationship abuse, substance abuse, suicidal ideation. The word “enough,” when attached to certain situations, can leave one feeling either unfulfilled or perfectly content. In the span of one person’s […]

  • Book Review: “This World is Not Your Home”

    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 […]

  • Book Review: Mikołaj Grynberg and the Inheritance of Oppression

    Book Review: Mikołaj Grynberg and the Inheritance of Oppression

    Reading Mikołaj Grynberg in a time of war. “We have jokes because we haven’t got any hope. But we sure know how to laugh, don’t you think?” UNKNOWN Polish photographer and oral historian Mikołaj Grynberg emerges into the English publishing space with his collection of short stories inspired by the stories of Polish Jews across […]

  • Book Review: Judgment Day & Other White Lies

    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 […]

  • Book Review: The dying breed of the cycling courier

    Book Review: The dying breed of the cycling courier

    “You’ve Got the Gig!” shares what life really looks like when you push your body to the limits to survive in the gig economy. You’ve Got the Gig!: 100,000 Miles as a Cycle courier in the Gig Economy chronicles the span of Ryan Murphy’s tenure as a cycling courier for Deliveroo in England. His origin story […]

  • The end of capitalism is (or should be) nigh

    The end of capitalism is (or should be) nigh

    A comprehensive guide to addressing the flaws of contemporary capitalism and its relationship to climate change. Is it possible to be…practically hopeful for our future? If so, then Kit Webster’s work here sums up what that might look like. As we move into the third decade of the millennium, we have begun to see the ramifications […]