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Reviewing Legacy of Ashes

I completed reading Tim Weiner’s work, Legacy of Ashes, several weeks ago, but I was not sure how to summarize it at first. It is now time to provide a synopsis of this well-written book. 352 more words

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Day 1190: LaRose

Set in 1999 on a North Dakota reservation, LaRose is about how a community, but in particular two families, are affected by a horrible accident. Out hunting a deer on his property, Landreaux Iron kills Dusty, the young son of his best friend, Peter Ravich, when Dusty falls out of a tree as Landreaux takes his shot. 228 more words


Review: The House of the Scorpion by Nancy Farmer

Reviewed by Jennifer Langreck

No life is worth more or less than any other, right? Well, in The House of the Scorpion that becomes a more complex question. 280 more words


The Night Garden

There are everyone’s favourite orphans: Harry Potter, Anne Shirley. Oliver Twist. Peter Parker and Clark Kent. Magic, or love, saves them all. It never seems to get old, insofar as fiction is concerned. 495 more words

2017 Vancouver Writers Fest

Sing, Unburied, Sing: An "About Halfway" Review

Jesmyn Ward is a stunning writer. I learned this several months ago when I finally read her first National Award Winning novel, Salvage the Bones… 370 more words


Review: 2017 National Book Award Winner

Sing, Unburied, Sing By Jesmyn Ward

National Book Award for Fiction and recent MacArthur Genius Award winner Jesmyn Ward explores family bonds and racial prejudice and oppression in Sing, Unburied, Sing. 728 more words


2017 National Book Award Winner for Fiction

The winner of the 2017 National Book Award for fiction is Sing, Unburied, Sing by Jesmyn Ward.

“Jojo and his toddler sister, Kayla, live with their grandparents, Mam and Pop, and the occasional presence of their drug-addicted mother, Leonie, on a farm on the Gulf Coast of Mississippi. 167 more words