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Category Archives: fiction
I recently went on a Matthew Quick kick. I had already seen the film “Silver Linings Playbook” more times than I can count at this point, and I was discussing it with my friendly local librarian. She suggested I read … Continue reading
“Magic or Madness” is the first book of a trilogy by the same name, written by Justine Larbalestier. I was actually looking for fiction about mental illness when I stumbled upon this, which combines YA fantasy and mental illness into … Continue reading
“Half Bad” by Sally Green showed up on my Goodreads home page as a book that was trending in the fantasy genre, and it looked promising, so I wrote it down on my library grocery list. I’ve noticed that I … Continue reading
I have never read any of Kathy Hepinstall‘s other works, so I did not know what to expect from this collaboration with her sister Becky. I was interested in reading a book authored by two sisters, about two sisters, even … Continue reading
In the current social and political climate, I hesitate, as a middle-class white woman, to even attempt to discuss a book like “The Color Purple.” Written by Alice Walker, it is about several poor, uneducated, disadvantaged, abused women of African descent living … Continue reading
“The Mountain Story” by Lori Lansens is not my typical fare, but something in the description on the jacket made me take it home from the library anyway. That turned out to be a good decision. A young man called … Continue reading