Review- House of Salt and Sorrows

House of Salt and Sorrows by Erin A. Craig In a manor by the sea, twelve sisters are cursed. Annaleigh lives a sheltered life at Highmoor, a manor by the sea, with her sisters, their father, and stepmother. Once they were twelve, but loneliness fills the grand halls now that four of the girls’ lives […]

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Book Review- The Doll Factory

The Doll Factory by Elizabeth Macneal London. 1850. The Great Exhibition is being erected in Hyde Park and among the crowd watching the spectacle two people meet. For Iris, an aspiring artist, it is the encounter of a moment – forgotten seconds later, but for Silas, a collector entranced by the strange and beautiful, that […]

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Book Review- Where the Crawdads Sing

Where the Crawdads Sing by Delia Owens A novel about a young woman determined to make her way in the wilds of North Carolina, and the two men that will break her isolation open. For years, rumors of the “Marsh Girl” have haunted Barkley Cove, a quiet town on the North Carolina coast. She’s barefoot […]

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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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