Archive for September 2019

Love in the Time of the Apocalypse: The Lightest Object in the Universe

Love in the Time of the Apocalypse: The Lightest Object in the Universe
Here’s the thing about books about the Apocalypse: They work because ….ugh. Yeah, it could happen. Maybe one of the reasons I’ve always been a little OCD about germs (a little, not a lot) is that I read Stephen King’s “The Stand” when I was barely in my teens. A flu bug that kills damn near... Read more »

The Stories We Tell Our Mothers: On Earth We're Briefly Gorgeous by Ocean Vuong

The Stories We Tell Our Mothers: On Earth We're Briefly Gorgeous by Ocean Vuong
After reading On Earth We’re Briefly Gorgeous, it should come as no surprise that Ocean Vuong’s roots in writing come from poetry. Already an established poet, Vuong’s first novel reads as an extension of that art form. Lyrical and sad, Vuong takes a story about two teen boys fighting poverty, addiction, despair and identity and... Read more »

Gut Punched: The Nickel Boys by Colson Whitehead

Gut Punched: The Nickel Boys by Colson Whitehead
A one-word review of “The Nickel Boys” by Colson Whitehead? Profound. But why stop at one word when there are so many more to choose from? Devastating. Gut wrenching. Disturbing. Honest. Whitehead’s follow-up to the Pulitzer Prize-winning (and still on my bucket list) The Underground Railroad, takes its setting and storyline straight from the news —... Read more »
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