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Review Roundup

By on March 14, 2017

Sometimes, writing book reviews is hard. I have a lot of feelings about the book or maybe none at all. I hated the book, but don’t feel like dissecting…

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This is Where I Am

By on February 28, 2017

I wanted to like this, I really did, especially because this story is regional and was published by a local publishing house, University of Minnesota Press. Zeke Caligiuri is…

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Review: The Pearl That Broke Its Shell

By on February 23, 2017

The Story
The Pearl That Broke its Shell by Nadia Hashimi takes place in Afghanistan and jumps between two characters, Rahima, and her great-aunt, Shekiba. Rahima’s story takes place in…

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Review: The Nightingale

By on February 11, 2017

I read The Nightingale by Kristin Hannah for my October book club….which was awhile ago, but it was so good it still warrants a review four months later.

Vianne and…

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Review: Her Every Fear

By on January 19, 2017

What a weird coincidence. I had just finished Peter Swanson’s The Kind Worth Killing a day before I received his newest novel, Her Every Fear, in the mail from…