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Ivy Mix's 'Spirits of Latin America' Evokes the Ancestors

A common thread unites Ivy Mix's engaging Spirits of Latin America; "the chaotic intermixture between indigenous and European traditions" is still an inextricable facet of life for everyone who inhabits the "New World".


Jane Goldman's 'Game of Thrones' Prequel Will Be Better Than the Original

As Empress of the Fantasists, if you will, Jane Goldman's prequel to Game of Thrones promises to be far less straightforward, way messier, and much more fun -- even without the dragons.


A Mother Who Eats Her Young? 'A Prayer for Travelers'

Equal parts gritty and subtly heartening, tragically jarring and emotionally resonant, Ruchika Tomar's debut A Prayer for Travelers is one of the strangest and most enjoyably wrought coming-of-age stories to appear in recent years.


Action Bronson Cooks with the Ultimate Herb in 'Stoned Beyond Belief'

If you're in to Action Bronson's raucous persona and gastrointestinal indulgences, Stoned Beyond Belief will not disappoint.


Bill Clegg's 'Ninety Days' Can be Burned Through at an Amphetamine Pace

Ninety Days is a prescient, superbly crafted glimpse of the frighteningly long-shot odds of getting – and staying – sober amidst a hell that seeks only to imprison its inhabitants in a void of deadly solipsism.

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