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Monday, July 6, 2020

‘Mother Daughter Widow Wife’ by Robin Wasserman by Kirsten Bowen

In Robin Wasserman’s new novel, a woman arrives in Philadelphia with no memory. Years later, her daughter sets out to find out what happened to her there, and why she has left again. Kirst…

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Monday, June 22, 2020

‘Ambushing the Void’ by James McAdams by Kirsten Bowen

The inhabitants of ‘Ambushing the Void,’ the debut collection by Philly native James McAdams, search for connection and meaning wherever they can find it, but the tables are always turni…

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Tuesday, May 5, 2020

A Novel Idea’s Christina Rosso launches her debut book, ‘She is a Beast’ by Kirsten Bowen

Local author Christina Rosso-Schneider’s debut is a collection of feminist fairy tales in which women fight against the “beasts” of the patriarchy—even by becoming beasts themselves.…

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Monday, February 17, 2020

‘Long Bright River’ by Liz Moore by Kirsten Bowen

In Liz Moore’s first Philadelphia-set novel, police officer Mickey Fitzpatrick patrols the streets of Kensington searching for a killer who's targeting women with opioid addiction—one of…

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Tuesday, January 28, 2020

‘Such a Fun Age’ by Kiley Reid by Kirsten Bowen

In Kiley Reid’s debut novel, Emira and her employer Alix navigate racism, privilege, and transactional relationships in 2015 Philadelphia. Kirsten Bowen reviews.

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Sunday, December 15, 2019

Slovakia Searches for Itself at the International Theatre Festival Divadelná Nitra by Kirsten Bowen

By Kirsten Bowen. Kirsten Bowen reflects on Slovakia’s 2019 International Theatre Festival Divadelná Nitra, which was programmed based on the theme “faces of freedom.”

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