Author Spotlight: Tyrese Coleman

Truth and Truth-Adjacent: Excerpt, Review, and Interview with Fluid Prose Writer, Tyrese Coleman By Nicole Schmidt Tyrese Coleman is a writer, wife, mother, and attorney. She is also the fiction editor for District Lit, and an associated editor at SmokeLong Quarterly....

Book Review: “The Vatican Princess” by C. W. Gortner

The Vatican Princess Author: C. W. Gortner Ballantine Books, 2017 ISBN: 978-0-3455-3399-9 $17.00           Innocent or Femme Fatale?: The Plight of Lucrezia Borgia in C. W. Gortner’s The Vatican Princess Review by Rita Bourke The year 1492 was arguably the most...

Review: Night at the Fiestas

Night at the Fiestas By Kirstin Valdez Quade Norton, 2015 ISBN: 0393242986 $15.95 (Paperback)   Reviewed by Melanie J. Cordova Conceptions of New Mexico by mostly white easterners in its early time as part of the United States usually involved notions of danger,...

Review: 5 Months, 10 Years, 2 Hours

5 Months, 10 Years, 2 Hours By Lisa Reisman Outpost19, 2015 ISBN: 978-1-937402-70-9 $16.00 (Paperback)   Reviewed by Melanie J. Cordova In Lisa Reisman’s 5 Months, 10 Years, 2 Hours, time is of the essence. This trim memoir follows our narrator Lisa as she goes from...

The Secret History of Las Vegas reviewed by Winnie Khaw

The Secret History of Las Vegas Author: Chris Abani ISBN: 978-0143124955 Penguin Books, 2014 $16.00   Chris Abani’s The Secret History of Las Vegas is part thriller/murder mystery, part indictment against the brutality and injustice of apartheid in South Africa, but...