“This Boy We Made” Grapples with Illness, Racism, and the Intersection of Uncertainty and Hope

A review of Taylor Harris’s new memoir, “This Boy We Made: A Memoir of Motherhood, Genetics, and Facing the Unknown.”

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“Profit and Punishment” Explores the Trickle-Down Effects of Poverty in America’s Criminal Justice System

A review of Tony Messenger’s book, “Profit and Punishment: How America Criminalizes the Poor in the Name of Justice.”

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“The Predatory Animal Ball” Gives Voices to the Voiceless, Human and Animal Alike

A review of Jennifer Fliss’ short story collection “The Predatory Animal Ball.”

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Parental Disability, Ancestral Violence and Millennial Nostalgia in Henry Hoke’s “Sticker”

With its examination of stickers, pop culture icons, and even the oft-forgotten days of video stores and cell phone-less times, Henry Hoke’s essay collection, “Sticker,” is a trove of Millennial nostalgia.

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“The House Uptown”: A Real, Raw Page Turner Set in an Un-Romanticized New Orleans

A review of Melissa Ginsburg’s novel, “The House Uptown,” which was recently released on paperback.

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Longing and Loss in “You Never Get It Back”

A review of Cara Blue Adams’s debut collection, “You Never Get It Back”

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Start Small with Jacqueline Goldfinger’s “Playwriting with Purpose”

A review of Jacqueline Goldfinger’s “Playwriting with Purpose: A Guide and Workbook for New Playwrights.”

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“The Resurrection of Fulgencio Ramirez” Is A Bildungsroman Filled with Magic, Curses, and Star-Crossed Love

A review of Rudy Ruiz’s novel, “The Resurrection of Fulgencio Ramirez,” which just came out in paperback.

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“Dark Tourist” is an Insightful Look at Life and Its Complications

The essay collection, “Dark Tourist,” may just be the super smart and interesting friend you’ve been looking for.

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