Brit Bennett’s novel explores racial passing, gender transition, and family trauma.
A story of survival in the face of termination
The dystopian novel feels about 15 minutes away from becoming reality.
Chelsea Bieker's Godshot drips with truth about motherhood, faith, and power.
TaraShea Nesbit’s novel about the Mayflower pilgrims and their conflicts
In Gun Island, Amitav Ghosh practices what he preached in The Great Derangement.
Kiley Reid’s novel about race, class, and good intentions that miss the point
Alice Hoffman’s Holocaust novel collapses the boundaries between reality and fantasy.
A sneak peek at the CC staff’s Christmas gift list
Colson Whitehead dramatizes a horrifying piece of historical reality.
The Testaments returns to the world of The Handmaid’s Tale. Is this a good idea?
A philosophy professor races through a (predetermined?) action plot
In Patrick Coleman’s novel, people hurt others with drugs, dollars, and/or Jesus.
Cara Wall writes beautifully about something novelists rarely address: a mainline Protestant congregation.
Patrick deWitt is far too smart a writer to offer a sentimental narrative of redemption.