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Book Reviews

Pleiades: Literature in Context

"Rodriguez’s debut collection of short stories explores the complex, treacherous, and pleasurable worlds of love, desire, and loss, presenting an important contribution to the Latinx literary canon."

"Ivelisse Rodriguez’s Love War Stories is a bold collection that marks the shortfall between romantic illusions and reality."

Library Journal

"This reviewer kept returning to [these stories] for their freshness, urgency, and sheer heart."

Publisher's Weekly

"Rodriguez’s best stories are both heartbreaking and insightful."

"Two recent short story collections from the Feminist Press [Love War Stories and Training School for Negro Girls] have created something rare: kaleidoscopic portraits of girls of color that demonstrate their innocence, defiance, selfreflection, and joy."

"Rodriguez writes brilliantly of love, life, and loss."

"Rodriguez’s prose pulls you in, and her characters will stay with you..."

"Rodriguez reminds us, even when we govern ourselves, we are not immune to heartbreak."

"Rodriguez’s stories are about more than romantic love and conflict. Her tales of mother-daughter relationships, female friendships and cultural conflicts demonstrate the ways that love can bring forth our best and worst selves."


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