Author Archives: emilycchoate

Review of Hermione Hoby’s Debut

I’m really pleased to share my latest review for Chapter 16, Hermione Hoby’s debut novel Neon in Daylight. This book is a fascinating one to think and write about, and it has turned out to be my favorite NYC-set novel I’ve … Continue reading

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Review of Chloe Benjamin’s Latest

Recently, I had the chance to review Chloe Benjamin’s super-buzzy sophomore novel, The Immortalists. This was a fun one to dive into, and a surprisingly moving character study for a release with such a catchy idea-driven hook: what any of us … Continue reading

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Review of Bryn Chancellor’s Debut Novel

I’m so pleased to share this review I wrote about Bryn Chancellor’s debut novel, Sycamore. This book was published back in the summer, and if you missed it, go take a look now. I found it to be equally satisfying in … Continue reading

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Review of new anthology, Unbroken Circle

I have a new review up this week: a new anthology from Bottom Dog Press called Unbroken Circle: Stories of Cultural Diversity in the South. Editors Julia Watts and Larry Smith have brought together a big list of southern voices, in … Continue reading

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During Southern Festival of Books Season

From the Department of Posting Better Late Than Never: I had the pleasure of reviewing several books for Chapter 16 during the run-up to this year’s Southern Festival of Books, as well as hosting a festival session. Firstly, I got my … Continue reading

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Review of Erica Wright Poetry Collection

I’m so glad to share that I had the chance to review Erica Wright’s new poetry collection, All the Bayou Stories End with Drowned. These poems have something fresh to say about a range of our modern-life concerns, and they are … Continue reading

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Review of New Maile Meloy Novel

Though I’m rather late to posting this, I’d like to share a link to my review for Maile Meloy’s new novel, Do Not Become Alarmed. This is the kind of literary novel which becomes increasingly tough to put down as the story … Continue reading

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