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Book Review: Animal Life by Auður Ava Ólafsdóttir

Blog tour, Book reviews By December 12, 2022 Tags: , , , , No Comments

As a storm heads towards the city, a midwife in Reykavik finds a stash of letters and manuscripts left behind by her grandaunt, and in going through them rediscovers the woman she remembers in Auður Ava Ólafsdóttir’s Animal Life. In the days leading up to Christmas, Dómhildur delivers her 1,922nd baby. Beginnings and endings are her family trade; she comes…

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Book Review: The Secret Lives of Church Ladies by Deesha Philyaw

Blog tour, Book reviews By May 27, 2022 Tags: , , , , 2 Comments

Deesha Philyaw’s collection of short stories about The Secret Lives of Church Women is as delicious as its striking cover suggests. The nine stories feature four generations of characters grappling with who they want to be in the world, caught as they are between the church’s double standards and their own needs and passions. With their secret longings, new love,…

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