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Friday Reads: January 2022

ELLY HONG
This round of Friday Reads features recommendations from two of our online contributors: Jane McCafferty, author of “These Winters in Pittsburgh are Making Us Strong,” and Emma Ferguson, translator of poetry by Esther Ramón. The memoirs they recommend provide a window into the lives of two dynamic and extraordinary women.

Cover Page for What Isn't Remembered, by Kristina Gorcheva-Newberry. The book cover has a scene of a lighthouse near the water, with a blocky and colorful art style.

Review: What Isn’t Remembered by Kristina Gorcheva-Newberry

JULIA LICHTBLAU
There are two Russias in Kristina Gorcheva-Newberry’s passionate and accomplished debut short story collection, What Isn’t Remembered. The geographical country, where many of the stories take place, and the mental state of Russianness, which characters carry with them in the diaspora.

Cover of Savage Gods by Paul Kingsnorth, which shows an abstract drawing of a droplet and a flame

Friday Reads: November 2021

ELLY HONG
This month’s round of Friday Reads features recommendations that span place and time: from interwar Greece to eighteenth-century London to a small-holding in present day Ireland. Read on to see what our Issue 22 contributors have been enjoying.