Review: Beautiful World, Where Are You? by Sally Rooney

by Wynter K Miller

It is a truth universally acknowledged that every generation must be in need of a generational novelist — at least, that’s the assumption millennial author and critic Tony Tulathimutte opened his New York Times essay with in…

Review: Severance by Ling Ma

by Wynter K Miller

Apocalypse stories have such a rich history in fiction that any writer considering penning the end of the world ought to pause and ask themselves: Do I really have anything new to say here? Ling Ma did not pause.

Candace Chen…

Review: Crying in H Mart by Michelle Zauner

by Wynter K Miller

I tend to appreciate reviews that include, in some form, a comparative recommendation — an opportunity to quickly determine if a book belongs on my TBR shelf. “Perfect for readers looking for Erik Larson-style true crime that reads…

Review: Seven Days in June by Tia Williams

by Wynter K Miller

I don’t read romance. I have nothing against the genre — honest! — it just isn’t my natural preference zone. That said, what I’ve read I’ve largely liked. Susan Carroll has a fantastic fantasy/historical fiction/romance saga that I…

Review: Justine by Forsyth Harmon

by Wynter K Miller

Forsyth Harmon’s authorial debut is not her first publication — and it shows; her storytelling prowess, honed in previous collaborations with well-known names like Leslie Jamison and Melissa Febos, is on full display in Justine.

Justine is young, edgy, and confident…

Review: The Art of Fielding by Chad Harbach

by Wynter K Miller

In the fall of 2011, I was living in Washington, D.C. and I was miserable — too miserable to do much of the thing that usually palliated my misery. I couldn’t read. My father had died the previous…

Review: Animal by Lisa Taddeo

by Wynter K Miller

Lisa Taddeo has made a name for herself as a chronicler of female desire. Her first book, Three Women, was a work of narrative journalism that generated more praise than rancor — an achievement given that it was touted as “the…

Review: Fates and Furies by Lauren Groff

by Wynter K Miller

Lauren Groff is the author of one of my favorite short story collections of all time. I was absolutely blown away by Florida, which I read first, before any of Groff’s novels. After Florida, I read The Monsters of…

Review: The Monster of Templeton by Lauren Groff

by Wynter K Miller

Lauren Groff’s first novel is the kind of book that I found compelling enough to finish, but suspect will not be compelling enough to remember. …

Review: The Secret Talker by Geling Yan

by Wynter K Miller

According to Geling Yan’s editor, The Secret Talker is “domestic suspense meets literary fiction.” The protagonist, Hongmei, is a Chinese woman living in California with her American husband, Glen. From the outside, she leads a charmed American life. She…

Wynter K Miller

Wynter K Miller is an editor and writer in California. @wynterkm

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