A Mexican Writer Immigrates to New York in ‘For Love of the Dollar’

For Love of the Dollar is a strong and compelling portrait of one person’s experience — and perhaps that’s exactly what the country needs right now, an honest, human account of an immigrant’s attempt to reach for the American Dream. … More A Mexican Writer Immigrates to New York in ‘For Love of the Dollar’

‘Revise the Psalm’ Celebrates the Patron Saint of Chicago Poetry, Gwendolyn Brooks

She is to Chicago what Dickens is to London, or Joyce to Dublin, having immortalized the city’s ‘Black Metropolis’ of Bronzeville in verse from her teens in the 1930s until her death in 2000. … More ‘Revise the Psalm’ Celebrates the Patron Saint of Chicago Poetry, Gwendolyn Brooks

‘A Separation’ Is a Propulsive, Single-Sitting, Missing-Person Mystery

Katie Kitamura’s novel A Separation is fraught with sleights and nods. It seems simple, yet throughout the book, Kitamura adds gossamer layers and funhouse mirrors which yield haunting echoes, demanding rereading. The premise is simple enough: lost spouse. The book’s narrator, spurned on by a call from her mother-in-law, flies to Greece to track down Christopher, … More ‘A Separation’ Is a Propulsive, Single-Sitting, Missing-Person Mystery