Sarah Cypher: The Skin and Its Girl

Prairie Lights Books 15 S. Dubuque St., Iowa City, IA

A young, queer Palestinian American woman pieces together her great aunt's secrets in this sweeping debut, a family saga confronting questions of sexual identity, exile, and lineage. In a Pacific Northwest hospital far from the Rummani family's ancestral home in Palestine, the heart of a stillborn baby begins to beat and her skin turns a