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Girls to the Front: The True Story of the Riot Grrrl Revolution
Sara Marcus
Granta en español 11: Los mejores narradores jovenes en español
Carlos Yushimito del Valle, Andrés Felipe Solano, Federico Falco, Matías Néspolo, Andrés Ressia Colino, Carlos Labbé, Rodrigo Hasbún, Pablo Gutiérrez, Javier Montes, Lucía Puenzo, Samanta Schweblin, Oliverio Coelho, Pola Oloixarac, Elvira Navarro, John Freeman, Antoni

The Distant Hours

The Distant Hours - Kate Morton I read the whole thing, so it is certainly not a 2 star book. But, it did feel very drawn out and teasing, hiding important facts in order to reveal them as plot twists, and telegraphing other "secrets" but not revealing them outright for whatever reason. Unlike other novels where history intersects with the present, it didn't successfully build layers of the world, but kept circling the one incident closer and closer, from different angles, like a penny in a donation funnel. It kept promising epistolary passages and not delivering. The present day narrator was supposed to be in her 30s but her voice was very elderly somehow. We hear once or twice from Juniper, and no times from Raymond, so a perspective of two people who drive the family history is really lost. The ending, therefore, felt anticlimactic and frustrating. And yet I will read most novels about families living in castles in WWII.