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The Daddy Chronicles by Jayne Martin

Review by Celia Jeffries Today we have a growing genre known as fractured fairy tales and now, in The Daddy Chronicles, we may be experiencing yet another new genre: the fractured children’s story. Not that this memoir is a…

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Ferne: A Detroit Story by Barbara Henning

Review by Michelle Panik Barbara Henning’s biography of her mother, Ferne: A Detroit Story, arrived in my mailbox at the same time that I’d been listening to Smashing Pumpkins’ Adore album in earnest. One of my favorite tracks on…

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Focal Point by Jenny Qi

Review by Ruth Hoberman Reading Jenny Qi’s Focal Point, I thought of Orpheus, whose songs so charmed the god of the Underworld, he was permitted to lead his dead wife back to life.  True, Orpheus looked back when he…

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Hysterical Water by Hannah Baker Saltmarsh

Review by DeMisty D. Bellinger Hysterical Water is beautifully dense. Hannah Baker Saltmarsh’s writing, whether wholly her own words or found texts, demands her readers to slow down and devote time to these poems. Both intimate and expansive, these…

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Liar by Jessica Cuello

Review by Sunni Brown Wilkinson If one virtue of poetry is to give voice to the too-often voiceless, then Jessica Cuello’s collection Liar sings: for the forgotten child, hungry child at the back of the classroom, girl in a…

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MER Book Review Guidelines

Mom Egg Review Book Review Guidelines Mom Egg Review publishes reviews of literary fiction, creative nonfiction, and poetry books or chapbooks that are about motherhood or that focus on women’s lives or issues. Our primary interest is in books released…

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Night Swim by Joan Kwon Glass

Review by Ruth Hoberman What do we do with our grief? How do we make sense of the rest of our lives in the face of unbearable loss? Surely everyone, after losing a loved one, has wondered that. For…

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