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"Hillbilly Elegy"

J. D. Vance’s grandmother (“Mamaw”) was tired of her husband (“Papaw”) coming home drunk night after night. Fed up, she told him that if he came home drunk again, she would kill him. 1,180 more words

American Literature

One True Loves - #JNGReads

Another read for 2016 (which is rapidly coming to an end) is under my belt. Just a short while ago, I had no idea who Taylor Jenkins Reid was, and now I’ve read two of her novels. 1,121 more words


New Beginnings

During the first two years of my Ph.D., I have written thousands and thousands of words, but I’ve never used those words to engage with an audience outside academia. 336 more words

23 Things

Read a @Bookouture a Day: Angela Marsons Pt 2 - The Emotional Ones - Hankies optional (@WriteAngie)

Yes. You read that right. The emotional ones. Because before there was Kim Stone there was ‘Sensitive Angie’, or, depending on your point of view, ‘Evil Angie’, as a bit like Kelly Rimmer this woman made me cry. 1,200 more words


Read a @Bookouture a Day: Featured authors - Laura Elliot and Renita D'Silva (@Elliot_Laura; @RenitaDSilva)

Today on my ‘Read a Bookouture a Day’ feature I look back at two of Bookouture’s more emotional dramas, ‘Sleep Sister’ by Laura Elliot and ‘A Mother’s Secret’ by Renita D’Silva. 1,069 more words

Author Features & Articles

The Process of Falling: Chapter 1


It was the first Saturday of summer vacation. Incidentally, the first summer before I started college. It was also the start of my first day as Charlie’s baby sitter. 788 more words

Brooklyn - #JNGReads

I have wanted to read Colm Tóibín’s novel Brooklyn for a long time, ever since the movie starring Saoirse Ronan as Eilis Lacey was released.  I heard from my aunt that the movie was very romantic, so I was eager to read the story before seeing the film. 1,071 more words