Family, For Better or Worse

Family, For Better or Worse

This holiday season, spend some quality time with these literary families. I Capture the Castle (2017) by Dodie Smith Boy, Snow, Bird (2014) by Helen Oyeyemi Fruit of the Drunken Tree (2018) by Ingrid Rojas Contreras The Ensemble (2018) by Aja Gabel We Have Always...
Beyond Superheroes

Beyond Superheroes

There’ll be no shortage of superheroes at Grand Rapids Comic Con, but don’t miss out on what else comics have to offer. Persepolis (2003) by Marjane Satrapi Moonstruck, Vol. 1 (2018) by Grace Ellis Heathen, Vol. 1 (2017) by Natasha Alterici 4 Kids Walk...
Monsters and Maniacs

Monsters and Maniacs

Check out these fearsome monsters and monstrous people to keep you up at night. Her Body and Other Parties (2017) by Carmen Maria Machado The Hunger (2018) by Alma Katsu After the People Lights Have Gone Off (2014) by Stephen Graham Jones House of Penance (2017) by...
If You Loved Crazy Rich Asians…

If You Loved Crazy Rich Asians…

If you loved Kevin Kwan’s Crazy Rich Asians, try one of these! Number One Chinese Restaurant (2018) by Lillian Li Sarong Party Girls (2016) by Cheryl Lu-Lien Tan Sons and Daughters of Ease and Plenty (2016) by Ramona Ausubel The Wangs Vs. the World (2016) by...
Immigrant Stories

Immigrant Stories

“In diversity there is beauty and there is strength.” Maya Angelou Tell Me How It Ends (2017) by Valeria Luiselli Signs Preceding the End of the World (2015) Kingdom Consby Yuri Herrera Go Home! (2018) by Rowan Hisayo Buchanan Girls Burn Brighter (2018) by...