The People in the Trees by Hanya Yanagihara

Anchor Books Review by Gabriel Tanguay Ortega I can only begin this review by presenting my issues.  I’m not sure what this book is about. Colonialism, white saviorism, the rape…

The Big Green Tent: A Novel by Ludmila Ulitskaya, Translated by Polly Gannon

Picador Review by Brian Tanguay When I read the first volume of The Gulag Archipelago as a teenager I lacked the education to fully understand it. My youthful worldview was…

The Mighty Six-Ninety (690) by Alexander Hamilton Cherin

Review by Brian Tanguay In the early 1980s, before the consolidation of media ownership gathered steam, and well before the digital revolution completely altered the broadcast landscape, AM radio occupied…

Roxy and Coco by Terese Svoboda

West Virginia Review by Walter Cummins My fine feathered friends. That phrase, dating back to the 1500s, occurred to me after I read Terese Svoboda’s novel Roxy and Coco. The…

End of Active Service: A Novel by Matt Young

Bloomsbury Review by Brian Tanguay Dean Pusey is broken. By the Marine Corps and a tour of duty in Iraq. By the circumstances of his birth and adoption. By confusion…

Women! In! Peril!: stories by Jessie Ren Marshall

Bloomsbury Review by Brian Tanguay I can’t remember if I requested this collection of stories from the publisher or if it was just sent to me, but it arrived at…

Come and Get It by Kiley Reid

Putnam Review by George Yatchisin Kiley Reid’s second novel Come and Get It might appear to be a campus-set comedy of manners, but the joke will be on you if…

American Spirits by Russell Banks

Knopf Review by Walter Cummins It may be me, but I find the three stories of Russell Banks’ posthumous American Spirits collection to be examples of gallows humor despite the…

Last Acts by Alexander Sammartino

Scribner Review by George Yatchisin If fathers and sons didn’t exist, novelists would have had to invent them. Alexander Sammartino, in his debut novel Last Acts, dishes up quite a…

James by Percival Everett

Doubleday Review by David Starkey If you were going to choose an author to rewrite The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn from the point of view of Jim/James, it would be…