Books How Winter Began by Joy Castro Recommendation from NBC News: “The startling range of these 28 stories (many of them, at two pages, poignant examples of flash fiction) bring depth and dimension to the complex lives of women, mostly Latina and mostly working class. Castro’s compressed narratives are as fulfilling as the longer stories and their purpose is to mine the rich interior of women whose roles in society are usually overlooked, whose voices are seldom heard. A stand-out story is ‘Independence Day,’ a piece of historical fiction based on the little-known life of Josefa Segovia, whose lynching in … Continue reading NEWS AND REVIEWS