Books

I feel like that’s the purpose of the novel — to get it. To understand how a game, or a poem or a chalk drawing can experience what you’re experiencing.

The novel would be a fun and interesting read if its approaches to character development and female representation were less of an issue, but it is difficult to see too much around these things as they stand.

Robert Hass’s “A Little Book on Form: An Exploration Into the Formal Imagination of Poetry” is full of pithy, eloquently expressed sentiments, which urge you to reread them in order to fully absorb the ideas.

This is a horror story layered with a deeper meaning, a message about the invisible walls between the poor and the privileged.

'The Barrowfields' reads as an intimate tale of sorrow, addiction and growing up.

Lee’s straightforward yet fluid prose contextualizes personal stories within the wider scope of political history.

As Hamid implies throughout, Nadia and Saeed’s story is but one of many.

Secrets and mystery prove to be the backbone of “Swimming Lessons.”

At times 'This Too Shall Pass' feels like you’re peeking into someone else’s diary.

The stories in “The Refugees” have several common themes — family, alienation, independence and personal growth — but the book never feels repetitive.