Book Review-City of Girls

City of Girls by Elizabeth Gilbert Life is both fleeting and dangerous, and there is no point in denying yourself pleasure, or being anything other than what you are. Beloved author Elizabeth Gilbert returns to fiction with a unique love story set in the New York City theater world during the 1940s. Told from the […]

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Book Review- The Nickel Boys

The Nickel Boys by Colson Whitehead Colson Whitehead brilliantly dramatizes another strand of American history through the story of two boys sentenced to a hellish reform school in Jim Crow-era Florida. As the Civil Rights movement begins to reach the black enclave of Frenchtown in segregated Tallahassee, Elwood Curtis takes the words of Dr. Martin […]

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Book Review- We Have Always Been Here

We Have Always Been Here: A Queer Muslim Memoir by Samra Habib How do you find yourself when the world tells you that you don’t exist?  Samra Habib has spent most of her life searching for the safety to be herself. As an Ahmadi Muslim growing up in Pakistan, she faced regular threats from Islamic […]

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Book Review- Ellie and the Harpmaker by Hazel Prior

Ellie and the Harpmaker by Hazel Prior In the rolling hills of beautiful Exmoor, there’s a barn. And in that barn, you’ll find Dan. He’s a maker of exquisite harps – but not a great maker of conversation. He’s content in his own company, quietly working and away from social situations that he doesn’t always […]

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Book Review- The Bookish Life of Nina Hill

The Bookish Life of Nina Hill by Abbi Waxman The only child of a single mother, Nina has her life just as she wants it: a job in a bookstore, a kick-butt trivia team, a world-class planner and a cat named Phil. If she sometimes suspects there might be more to life than reading, she […]

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Review- The Wedding Party

The Wedding Party (The Wedding Date #3) by Jasmine Guillory Maddie and Theo have two things in common: 1. Alexa is their best friend 2. They hate each other After an “oops, we made a mistake” night together, neither one can stop thinking about the other. With Alexa’s wedding rapidly approaching, Maddie and Theo both […]

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Book Review- Lanny

Lanny by Max Porter There’s a village sixty miles outside London. It’s no different from many other villages in England: one pub, one church, red-brick cottages, council cottages and a few bigger houses dotted about. Voices rise up, as they might do anywhere, speaking of loving and needing and working and dying and walking the […]

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