Tag Archives: fiction

Three Matthew Quick Novels

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

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A Review of “Magic or Madness”

“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

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A Review of “Half Bad” by Sally Green

“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

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A Review of “Sisters of Shiloh”

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

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Alice Walker’s “The Color Purple”

In the current social and political climate, I hesitate, as aย middle-class white woman, to even attempt to discuss a book like “The Color Purple.” Written by Alice Walker,ย it is about several poor, uneducated, disadvantaged, abused women of African descent living … Continue reading

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A Review of “The Mountain Story”

“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

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A Review of “Crow Hollow” by Michael Wallace

I enjoyed “Crow Hollow” quite a bit. I tend to like historical fiction, and the early colonial American era is particularly appealing to me, so I had little doubt that I would find at least bits and pieces of this … Continue reading

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