Vol.1 Brooklyn’s January 2016 Books Preview

And so, a new year begins. Among the books we’re most excited about due out this month are a wide range of works, from challenging short fiction to heart-rending memoir; from a novel that explores the convergence of genres to a novel that explores a politically charged moment in recent history. Here are a few of the works due out this month that have caught our attention.

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Reviewed: “Vicky Swanky is a Beauty” by Diane Williams

Review by Jen Vafdis Vicky Swanky is a Beauty by Diane Williams McSweeney’s; 124 p. I’m about to invent a person who, while hypothetical, is not impossible: a person who has not read Diane Williams and may be put off reading Diane Williams by the following equivocations I’m about to make. This person is the kind of person who reads the following equivocations and thinks, This is not the book for me. A straw man, you say! Okay sure, but […]

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