Reviews : Fiction

‘Moonstone: The Boy Who Never Was’ by Sjón

In the new novel Moonstone, the author delivers a quiet but compelling literary intervention into Iceland’s past, offering a counter-narrative that acknowledges the country’s many unacknowledged past LGBT citizens… read more

'Another Brooklyn' by Jacqueline Woodson

Another Brooklyn is an absorbing, lyrical, beautifully written novel, which quietly draws the reader into its story of four friends “sharing the weight of growing up girl in Brooklyn” in the 1970s
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'Here Comes The Sun' by Nicole Dennis-Benn

How do you save your sister, your lover, your home and your ambition? In this brilliant debut novel, Nicole Dennis-Benn aims to present this riddle through rich prose, crackling dialogue, and the lives of three unforgettable Jamaican women… read more

‘Christodora’ by Tim Murphy

Christodora is an HIV/AIDS novel like no other. It stands apart largely because it is not trying to tell history. Rather, it is taking stories from a place and time and putting them through the prism of literature… read more

'Marlene' by C. W. Gortner

C. W. Gortner’s novelization of the life of Marlene Dietrich, the German stage and film actress who became a legend in American cinema, is a rollicking good read filled with intimate details of her tempestuous life … read more

'GJS II' by Shawn Stewart Ruff

With GJS II, readers get an in-depth and multi-faceted view of blackness playing out in business, the political arena, and familial relationships … read more