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Book Review: Eligible by Curtis Sittenfeld

How much has changed on the romantic front since Jane Austen first published Pride and Prejudice? Curtis Sittenfeld attemps to show us in her modern retelling Eligible. We meet the Bennett family at their dilapidated estate in Cincinnati, Ohio where three of the five unmarried Bennet sisters still reside. Kitty and Lydia are young, carefree…

Powell’s Books will buy your used (loved) books!

Do you have some gently loved books that you would like to rehome? Need to make room for new releases and add to your ever-growing TBR? Head over to Powell’s Books to learn more about their used book buying program. They allow you to enter the ISBN for each book, see a quote instantly and…

Book Review: Imagine Me Gone by Adam Haslett

“No one’s capacity was infinite.” Imagine Me Gone follows a family through the trenchs of mental illness. “Against the monster, I’ve always wanted meaning. Not for its own sake, because in the usual course of things, who needs the self-consciousness of it? Let meaning be immanent, noted in passing, if at all. But that won’t…

Book Review: Zero K by Don DeLillo

“Do we see ourselves living outside time, outside history?” Cerebral, pensive and deeply philosophical Zero K examines our struggle with time and mortality. We meet three characters- Ross, the father, Artis the second wife and Jeffery, the son. Ross and Artis have joined the Convergence-  a group of people attempted to break the chains of…

Book Review: Maestra by L.S. Hilton

“Desire and lack, I told myself, and the space between them, was what I had to negotiate. I sometimes saw my life as a web of tightropes to be walked, stretched between what I could give, or make believe I gave, and what I would possess.” Maestra follows Judith Rashleigh as she grows from an…

Book Review: The One-in-a-Million Boy by Monica Wood

“They take up room. So much room. I was married to Howard for twenty-eight years and yet he made only a piddling dent in my memory. A little nick. But certain others, they move in and make themselves at home and start flapping their arms in the story you make of your life. They have…