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A Debut That Deserves a Prize: Book Review of When Trying to Return Home

Jennifer Maritza McCauley’s short story collection, When Trying to Return Home, takes complex characters and situations and weaves them into a tapestry that provides the reader with an emotional journey. The collection demonstrates McCauley’s dexterity as a writer as she shifts voices, styles, and points of view. In McCauley’s first book, Scar On / Scar …

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Masterful Intrigue with Vintage Tunes: Book Review of Silvia Moreno-Garcia’s Velvet Was the Night

Readers of the bestseller Mexican Gothic are sure to flock to Velvet Was the Night, the latest work by Silvia Moreno-Garcia. Her seventh novel is a masterful historical noir that delivers mystery, romance, and plenty of vintage tunes. Set in 1971 Mexico City, the novel is prefaced by a confidential telegram issued by the United …