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...

The Nuclear Family

Review: Making Love While Levitating Three Feet in the Air by Jeff Fearnside Making Love While Levitating Three Feet in the Air Author: Jeff Fearnside Stephen F. Austin University Press, 2016 ISBN: 1622881036 $18.00 Growing up a curious child in Middle America can be...