Tag Archives: fiction

Ember Island Book Review

Since returning to school, I don’t have much free time to read fiction, so I was especially pleased to receive an advance review copy of the novel  Ember Island (Touchstone Paperback / Simon & Schuster; Released April 15, 2014). Written by Australian novelist … Continue reading

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The Language of Flowers Book Review

The Language of Flowers tells the story of Victoria Jones, an 18-year-old woman who has just been emancipated from a lifetime in the foster care system. Abandoned at birth, Victoria had been kicked out of numerous homes throughout her lifetime before … Continue reading

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The Last Man Book Review

First published in 1826, Mary Shelley’s The Last Man is an apocalyptic science fiction novel about a future world ravaged by plague, written by the author of Frankenstein. The story is a first-person narrative told from the point-of-view of Lionel Verney, who grew … Continue reading

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Salvage the Bones Book Review

The 2011 National Book Award Winner for Fiction (U.S.), Salvage the Bones by Jesmyn Ward tells the story of the Batiste family, a poor, Black family living in a rural community near the Mississippi Gulf Coast. A first-person narrative told from … Continue reading

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Summer Reading

When I was a kid, my parents would sign my sister and I up for summer reading at our local public library each year. It is one of those few childhood memories that I still have, and my participation perhaps … Continue reading

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