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AWRW Book Review: Layla, by Celine Keating #WomensFiction

Layla is the story of a young woman whose journey forward is through the past.

In the 1960s, Layla’s parents were protesting the Vietnam War. Students were burning draft cards. 724 more words

A Well Read Woman Blog

Befuddled Nobility: Plague Land

Review: Plague Land, by S. D. Sykes

Pegasus, 2015. 336 pages. $26

Imagine a family in which a selectively deaf mother floats in and out of lucidity; the daughter never smiles and spends all her time listening at keyholes; and the younger son, the man of the house at age eighteen, isn’t up to the job. 597 more words

Reviews And Columns

The Trouble With Angels (1966)

A very funny and endearing movie, The Trouble With Angels is one of those few movies to be directed by a woman, written by a woman, and about women. 1,169 more words


Disgruntled by Asali Solomon

Much like the Fresh Prince of Bel Air, Asali Solomon was born and raised in West Philadelphia. Though she grew up there, she decided to pursue her studies elsewhere and attended college in New York and later in California and Iowa. 493 more words


Forthcoming Guest Blog & New Novella!


So, on 16th of February, I will be guest blogging over at Shannon A. Thompson’s blog, talking about writing relatable teenage characters. I’m mega excited. 336 more words

Author Blog

Christmas/New Years Book Special

I wanted to give a small gift to you – the followers and visitors to my blog.

(Sorry – it’s not a cute puppy in a box.) 153 more words


A Separate Peace by John Knowles

“We reminded them of what peace was like, of lives which were not bound up with destruction.”

A Separate Peace by John Knowles
Published 1959 by Secker & Warburg…

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