‘Real Life’ Captures Both the Dreamy and Gritty Qualities of Grad School

Brandon Taylor’s debut novel, ‘Real Life,’ precisely captures both the dreamy atmosphere and gritty competitiveness of graduate school with stunning grace.

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Conflict, Joy, and Community in ‘This is How We Fly’

Anna Meriano’s young adult novel ‘This is How We Fly’ perfectly combines the real world concerns that young people face with a healthy dose of silly fun.

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Heart and Logic in ‘Soul Full of Coal Dust’

‘Soul Full of Coal Dust: A Fight for Breath and Justice in Appalachia’ by Chris Hamby is a beautifully crafted deep dive into the horrific realities of black lung disease.

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