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Review: The Bear and the Nightingale

The Bear and the Nightingale by Katherine Arden

Publisher: Del Rey

This is a spoiler-free review.

Vasya has always been different.  She is a creature of the old ways; the dark forest near her home in northernmost Russia is her playground and the creatures therein are her companions.   484 more words


When Debut Novelists Aren’t Young

Back in November 2014, I posted a piece about authors who wrote their first published novels in their 20s. Now that I’ve aged more than two years, I’m going to turn that topic upside down and talk about authors who wrote their first published novels when much older — in their 40s, 50s, 60s, or even 70s. 760 more words

Good Me Bad Me by Ali Land

As I look down at their beautiful faces I remember a story I read. A Native American tale where the Cherokee tells his grandson there’s a battle between two wolves in all of us.

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Get Ready for Black Dawn!

About the Book:

About the Book:Title: BLACK DAWN

Author: Mallory McCartney

Release Date: February 14, 2017

Publisher: Clean Reads Publishing

Pages: 352

Formats: Paperback, eBook… 334 more words


The Bear and the Nightingale by Katherine Arden

The Bear and the Nightingale is Katherine Arden’s debut novel and the first in a planned trilogy. Set in medieval Russia and inspired by traditional folktales, this book has garnered much praise but left me rather cold. 290 more words

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Review: The Cuckoo's Calling

Robert Galbraith’s debut novel, The Cuckoo’s Calling, received moderate success, selling approximatley 1,500 copies (a respectable number for a debut) and boasting blurbs from the Queen of Crime Val McDermid among others. 381 more words


Homegoing by Yaa Gyasi

‘You want to know what weakness is? Weakness is treating someone as though they belong to you. Strength is knowing that everyone belongs to themselves.’

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