Book Review | A Psalm for the Wild-Built

In A Psalm for the Wild-Built by Becky Chambers, Sibling Dex has been a tea monk for a couple of years, traveling from village to village and serving tea, listening to people’s troubles and triumphs, and spreading some happiness where possible. But Dex is feeling dissatisfied, though it’s unclear what the source is. But perhaps …

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Book Review | The Dictionary of Lost Words

In The Dictionary of Lost Things by Pip Williams, Esme spends her childhood in the Scriptorium, a small building where lexicographers—including her father—spend their days researching and defining words for the upcoming publication of the Oxford English Dictionary’s first edition. As Esme watches, she learns all about the power of words, but cannot help noticing …

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