The Lying Game

Jerzy by Jerome Charyn Jerzy: A Novel Author: Jerome Charyn Bellevue Literary Press, 2017 ISBN: 9781942658146 $16.99   Jerzy: A Novel is the story of post-WWII figure Jerzy Kosinski, whose life was a blend of fact and fiction for decades. Author Jerome Charyn...

The Butterfly Effect

Pretend I'm Your Friend by M.B. Caschetta Pretend I’m Your Friend Author: M.B. Caschetta Engine Books, 2016 ISBN: 978-1-938126-42-0 $14.95   Pretend I’m Your Friend by M.B. Caschetta shows that love and friendship are tricky topics that have lasting...

Never Make a Deal with a Goblin

The Goblins of Bellwater by Molly Ringle The Goblins of Bellwater Author: Molly Ringle Central Avenue Publishing, 2017 ISBN: 978-1-77168-117-9 $13.95   For those who wish to study legends and lore, there is a truth that is well known: never, ever make a deal with...

Navigating Identities Across Borders

Swimming in Hong Kong by Stephanie Han Swimming in Hong Kong Author: Stephanie Han Willow Springs Books, 2017 ISBN: 978-0983231769 $19.95   Stephanie Han’s collection of short stories, Swimming in Hong Kong, conveys a series of realistic portraits—detailed...

Some Dreams Are Best Not Remembered

Behold the Dreamers by Imbolo Mbue Behold the Dreamers: A Novel Author: Imbolo Mbue Random House, 2016 ISBN: 0812998480 $12.25   Ever since Behold the Dreamers landed on my doorstep from Book of the Month in September 2016, I have been trying to recount the story...

Keep It in the Family

Review: Myopia by Phyllis Skoy   Myopia: A Memoir Author: Phyllis Skoy IPB Books, 2017 $24.95   Phyllis Skoy tackles the art of losing in her reflective memoir Myopia. Within the course of the memoir one witnesses the loss of the mind, of innocence, and of...