Reaching by Grace Peterson #BookReview
Jan02

Reaching by Grace Peterson #BookReview

Reaching is Grace Peterson’s bold and revealing memoir of spiritual abuse stands as a testament to all the genre is capable of accomplishing. In nearly claustrophobic prose, the author recounts the parental neglect of her most formative years. This allows her to set the scene for how she would later avail herself to seeking help from the cult-like leader of her church. It takes a brave soul to recount the number of abuses the...

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Rapunzel by Molly Greene #BookReview
Dec16

Rapunzel by Molly Greene #BookReview

Rapunzel, a mystery penned by Molly Greene, finds two former college friends coming together to solve the murder of a young chemical engineer. The action kicks off when wannabe investigative journalist Bree Butler arrives to find her interview subject very much dead. She immediately becomes a suspect in the case and ends up seeking the assistance of Gen Delacourt, a lawyer who now works as a private investigator. The narrative shifts...

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Book Review: Hyperbole and a Half
Dec02

Book Review: Hyperbole and a Half

Unfortunate Situations, Flawed Coping Mechanisms, Mayhem, and Other Things that Happened is the subtitle of Allie Brosh’s new book Hyperbole and a Half. The collection of illustrated life stories contains material mostly taken from her wildly popular blog of the same name. Devoted readers of her blog may find the book lacking in enough new material, but for casual readers such as myself, Brosh’s book serves as a great...

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Book Review: The Talented Mr. Ripley
Nov18

Book Review: The Talented Mr. Ripley

Tom Ripley would rather be anyone but himself. The Talented Mr. Ripley, Patricia Highsmith’s psychological thriller published in 1955, presents the reader with a sociopath protagonist the reader can’t help but sympathize with. Lucky for Tom, the perfect opportunity presents itself when he is approached by Dickie Greenleaf’s wealthy father. Tom barely remembers Dickie, but he agrees to travel to Italy to attempt to...

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Book Review: Amidst Traffic by Michel Sauret

 Article by Jeri Walker-Bickett Amidst Traffic: Provoking Wonder The twenty short stories in Michel Sauret’s collection Amidst Traffic explore the ways people grapple with faith. Readers seeking stories with a heavy dose of christian-infused themes will not be disappointed. Those who prefer slice-of-life stories with more subtle themes will likely find the stories a bit heavy-handed. Either way, the collection demonstrates the...

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