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June 22, 2022

We review 18 books in this issue, including Keri Blakinger's memoir Corrections in Ink, Time Is a Mother by Ocean Vuong and Nghi Vo's debut novel set in a fantastical version of Golden Age Hollywood, Siren Queen. We also have a book giveaway, a new Wordplay and much more inside.

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Last House Before the Mountain by Monika Helfer

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Did You Know?

James M. Cain's Noir Novels

At one point in Sunburn, Polly recalls having gone to a film series back in Baltimore, a showing of several films grouped under the title 'Raising Cain.' At the time, she didn't know what that meant, but savvy readers will pick up on Lippman's reference to her fellow Baltimorean James M. Cain, author of influential noir novels, several of which were turned into even more memorable films. Several of these works, especially The Postman Always Rings Twice, Double Indemnity, and Mildred Pierce, directly influence Sunburn's language, tone, and even plot points. Perhaps after reading ...
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Author Pronunciations

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    How to pronounce Faïza Guène's name

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