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The Unraveling of Mercy Louis by Keija Parssinen

The Unraveling of Mercy Louis by Keija Parssinen is one of those rare gems that hits every note in prose, in social relevance and in story telling. 1,104 more words

Book Reviews

Trauma's Offspring

Insanity meticulously recreates
the murder scene – a minute
replica of the house bloodied;

builds it on the front lawn
where passersby can see,
cannot purge herself of it; 58 more words


Lovecraft Country by Matt Ruff

Lovecraft Country by Matt Ruff is not what you expect from a book that at first glance appears to be a modern day twist on the classic horror tale of H.P. 599 more words

Book Reviews

Why Is Apologizing Difficult?

When we consider the fact that actually being sorry and then, sincerely apologizing, is one of the twelve steps toward healing through the Twelve Steps Programs, we begin to understand how difficult it is to apologize and how damaging that it is when we don’t apologize. 918 more words

Review: Tell Me Three Things by Julie Buxbaum

Everything about Jessie is wrong. At least, that’s what it feels like during her first week of junior year at her new ultra-intimidating prep school in Los Angeles. 1,354 more words



Emma Montague may be British upper crust, with a boarding school and university education, and she may have done well in the banking world, both in London and later in Manhattan. 286 more words