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...

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,...

A Map of Everything, reviewed by Robert Kostuck

Robert Kostuck reviews A Map of Everything by Elizabeth Earley.   A Map of Everything Author:  Elizabeth Earley Release date: March 2, 2014 Jaded Ibis Press, 2014, 288 pp., ISBN 978-1-937543-48-8 Black-on-cream edition: $16.99; Full-color edition: $49.00;...

Come By Here, reviewed by Melanie J. Cordova

Melanie J. Cordova reviews Come By Here by Tom Noyes.   Come By Here Author: Tom Noyes Autumn House Press, 2014 ISBN: 1932870938 $13.66 Author Tom Noyes’ collection Come By Here is a demonstration of how setting ought to be treated in fiction: as a means to...

Kabuki Boy by Perle Besserman: Review by L.S. Bassen

Watch an expert carpenter mitre crown moulding, and you get the effect of Perle Besserman’s 2013 novel about turning points which deftly veers around as much of a corner as did The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll & Mr. Hyde in 1886 for fans of Robert Louis Stevenson’s...