Review: “Comfort Me with Apples” by Catherynne M. Valente

Release Date: October 26, 2021
Publisher: Tordotcom
Genre: Fantasy


Sophia was made for him. Her perfect husband. She can feel it in her bones. He is perfect. Their home together in Arcadia Gardens is perfect. Everything is perfect.

It’s just that he’s away so much. So often. He works so hard. She misses him. And he misses her. He says he does, so it must be true. He is the perfect husband and everything is perfect.

But sometimes Sophia wonders about things. Strange things. Dark things. The look on her husband’s face when he comes back from a long business trip. The questions he will not answer. The locked basement she is never allowed to enter. And whenever she asks the neighbors, they can’t quite meet her gaze…

But everything is perfect. Isn’t it?

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Review: “The Nameless City” and “The Girl Who Married a Skull and Other African Stories”


Comic: The Nameless City vols. 1-3
Release date: April 5, 2016
Publisher: First Second
Genre: Fantasy, Middle Grade

Comic: The Girl Who Married a Skull and Other African Stories
Release date: October 2, 2018
Publisher: Iron Circus Comics
Genre: Mythology, Middle Grade

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