ICARUS NEVER FLEW ROUND HERE by Matt Edwards is a curious portrait of a cattle rancher searching for meaning. Check out more of what Madeline Barbush has to say in her book review of this Atmosphere Press novel.
HOW TO TURN INTO A BIRD by Maria Jose Ferrada is a resonant and artful work that follows a young boy and his unconventional uncle in their quest to reach the sky. Check out what Genevieve Hartman has to say in her book review of this Tin House Books novel.
IN THE VANISHING HOUR by Sarah Beth Martin is a mystery that slowly unravels with growing unease. Check out what Melissa Suggitt has to say in her starred book review of this Encircle Publications novel.
OBIT by Victoria Chang compresses the immense grief, emptiness, and the peace and passion of existence into coffin-shaped obituaries. Check out what Yu-Hsuan Wu has to say in this Copper Canyon Press book review.
HALFWAY FROM HOME by Sarah Fawn Montgomery is a collection of lovely lyrical essays on life in a world that’s collapsing. Check out what Joe Walters of IBR has to say in his review of this Split/Lip Press title.
COFFEE, SHOPPING, MURDER, LOVE by Carlos Allende is a chaotic, hilarious, and murder-filled journey through LA and Baja California. Check out what Genevieve Hartman has to say in her review of this Red Hen Press novel.
Rock Gods & Messy Monsters by Diane Hatz is the best kind of absurdism; the kind that wears a veneer of the surreal while having the grisly guts of reality right underneath. Check out what Joshua Bligh has to say in this absurdist book review.