The Irish Times gives another positive review for SLIPPING!

“Toomey dives deep into the spaces between debts to self and those to others, and he does so with power, economy and an understated sense of the absurd.”

You can read the full article by George O’Brien here.

REVIEW: The Reconstruction by Rein Raud receives starred review by Kirkus

“A subtle, heart-rending Estonian novel about a father in the last few months of his life trying to reconstruct the circumstances of his daughter’s suicide…the father and the narrator of this story, which has been translated from the Estonian in straightforward, engaging prose…seeks out other members of the commune as well as people who interacted with Anni before she went there…and no single perspective suffices to explain her life and death. We get different facets of her personality…”

“Raud (The Brother, 2016, etc.) treats his narrator and all of his interviewees with respect and allows them to tell their versions of Anni’s story. It turns out there are no easy—and ultimately no satisfying—answers to explain Anni’s transformation from a bright young schoolgirl to a member of what amounted to a religious cult.”

 

Read the full review of The Reconstruction at Kirkus.

REVIEW: The Dogs of Inshere by Alannah Hopkins reviewed by Kirkus

“These are mostly quiet stories about mostly quiet places, offering us slice-of-life glimpses into sharply wrought settings…But Hopkin knows enough not to stay in the same pitch for each story, and some of her strongest writing here comes when she departs from the more journalistic offerings. These are mostly quiet stories about mostly quiet places, offering us slice-of-life glimpses into sharply wrought settings. But Hopkin knows enough not to stay in the same pitch for each story, and some of her strongest writing here comes when she departs from the more journalistic offerings.”

Read the full Kirkus review of The Dogs of Inshere.