The Library Coven: Bruja Born by Zoraida Córdova

The Library Coven: Bruja Born by Zoraida Córdova Kelly J. Drumright  Review adapted from from The Library Coven, episode 38, published 6 October 2020 The second book in Zoraida Córdova’s Brooklyn Brujas series takes place six months after the events of the first novel, Labyrinth Lost. After a fatal accident that upends not only her … Continue reading The Library Coven: Bruja Born by Zoraida Córdova

The Library Coven: Labyrinth Lost by Zoraida Córdova

The Library Coven: Labyrinth Lost by Zoraida Córdova Kelly J. Drumright  Review adapted from Episode 28 of The Library Coven podcast, published December 3, 2019 The first installment of the Brooklyn Brujas trilogy transports readers to a reimagined contemporary world full of magic, where we meet Alex Mortiz, an Encantrix (basically a super-bruja) who attempts … Continue reading The Library Coven: Labyrinth Lost by Zoraida Córdova

Whose “Bro” Is It Anyway? Review of Beowulf: A New Translation by Maria Dahvana Headley

Whose “Bro” Is It Anyway? Review of Beowulf: A New Translation by Maria Dahvana Headley Samira Nadkarni Under Review: Beowulf: A New Translation. Translated by Maria Dahvana Headley. Farrar, Straus & Giroux, 2020. Author’s note: Warnings on this review for discussions of gendered violence, transphobic language, and racism. My thanks to Erin Horáková and Sean … Continue reading Whose “Bro” Is It Anyway? Review of Beowulf: A New Translation by Maria Dahvana Headley

Introducing The Library Coven Series

Introducing The Library Coven Series Kelly J. Drumright  Hello! And welcome to The Library Coven, a bi-weekly* column on Ancillary Review of Books. This column is adapted from The Library Coven podcast, which is co-produced by a duo of professional book witches and irl besties, Jessie and Kelly. In each episode we discuss (mostly) young … Continue reading Introducing The Library Coven Series

ARB Recommends: From the University of Chicago Press Fall 2020 Catalog

ARB Recommends is a regular column of ARB that covers seasonal catalogs from indie, trade, and academic publishers, highlighting the kinds of books our editors, contributors, and readers want to read. As a publication devoted to radical critical engagement with the world—and devoted to reviewing books and media that do this—it only makes sense for … Continue reading ARB Recommends: From the University of Chicago Press Fall 2020 Catalog