Book Reviews

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On the 3%…

…of translated books in the U.S., that is. I’ve just finished SIGNS PRECEDING THE END OF THE WORLD by Yuri Herrera (translated by Lisa Dillman), a beautifully written and moving story of a young Mexican girl who crosses the border into the United States in order to deliver a message to her older brother, who … Continue reading

Book Review: This is Mexico

Moving to a foreign city can be somewhat daunting. I remember moving to Paris and having to adapt not only to a new city but also to a new culture and a new language. It’s difficult at first, but as time goes on, you get the hang of things. Parisians started becoming my family, and … Continue reading

Book Review: Three Minutes in Poland

The following review appears in East Coast Ink’s fifth issue, Bones. Three Minutes in Poland: Discovering a Lost World in a 1938 Film by Glenn Kurtz What if finding an old home video—created by family long before you were born—helped you discover the lost history of a town that was almost entirely changed during World War II? … Continue reading