Book review: The Fortunes by Peter Ho Davies

The manservant of a railroad baron. The first Chinese-American film star. The witness to a racially motivated murder. A mixed-race man adopting a child from China. These are the four characters whom Peter Ho Davies calls upon to represent 150 years of Chinese-American experience in The Fortunes, a novel that brings to life a history that is … Continue reading Book review: The Fortunes by Peter Ho Davies

Book review: Your Family, Your Body (Modern Poets Three)* by Malika Booker, Sharon Olds, and Warsan Shire

The Penguin Modern Poets series is based on a simple premise. As described on the opening page of every copy, each volume in the series "brings together representative selections from the work of three poets now writing." Originally published between 1962 and 1979, and again in the mid-1990s, the series was recently revived to showcase … Continue reading Book review: Your Family, Your Body (Modern Poets Three)* by Malika Booker, Sharon Olds, and Warsan Shire