Book Review: Winter of the Wolf by Martha Hunt Handler

Winter of the Wolf... About the Book: An exploration in grief, suicide, spiritualism, and Inuit culture, Winter of the Wolf follows Bean, an empathic and spiritually evolved fifteen-year-old, who is determined to unravel the mystery of her brother Sam’s death. Though all evidence points to a suicide, her heart and intuition compel her to dig … Continue reading Book Review: Winter of the Wolf by Martha Hunt Handler

#MWFDIGITAL: An Evening with Elizabeth Strout

This session was largely focussed on exploring the character of Olive Kitteridge, and while I'm yet to read these two novels, I still found this entire chat wholly delightful. Elizabeth shared the personal observation that she believes all people are complex, even if they don't think they are. And it's this complexity that draws readers … Continue reading #MWFDIGITAL: An Evening with Elizabeth Strout

Book Review: Gaijin by Sarah Z. Sleeper

Gaijin... About the Book: Lucy is a budding journalist at Northwestern University and she’s obsessed with an exotic new student, Owen Ota, who becomes her lover and her sensei. When he disappears without explanation, she’s devastated and sets out to find him. On her three-month quest across Japan, she finds only snippets of the elegant … Continue reading Book Review: Gaijin by Sarah Z. Sleeper

Book Review: My Dark Vanessa by Kate Elizabeth Russell

My Dark Vanessa… About the Book: An era-defining novel about the relationship between a fifteen-year-old girl and her teacher. ALL HE DID WAS FALL IN LOVE WITH ME AND THE WORLD TURNED HIM INTO A MONSTER. Vanessa Wye was fifteen-years-old when she first had sex with her English teacher. She is now thirty-two and in … Continue reading Book Review: My Dark Vanessa by Kate Elizabeth Russell

Book Review: Big Lies in a Small Town by Diane Chamberlain

Big Lies in a Small Town… About the Book: North Carolina, 2018: Morgan Christopher's life has been derailed. Taking the fall for a crime she did not commit, she finds herself serving a three-year stint in the North Carolina Women's Correctional Center. Her dream of a career in art is put on hold - until … Continue reading Book Review: Big Lies in a Small Town by Diane Chamberlain

Book Review: The Ten Thousand Doors of January by Alix E. Harrow

The Ten Thousand Doors of January... About the Book: This breathtakingly beautiful debut is a love letter to the written word and the power of stories to open doors to other worlds. ACCORDING TO JANUARY SCALLER, THERE'S ONLY ONE WAY TO RUN AWAY FROM YOUR OWN STORY, AND THAT'S TO SNEAK INTO SOMEONE ELSE'S . … Continue reading Book Review: The Ten Thousand Doors of January by Alix E. Harrow