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What I Saw and How I Lied

What I Saw and How I Lied by Judy Blundell

This first-person account is both a coming-of-age story and a murder mystery, a story of first love and the harsh realization that the people you love most aren’t who you thought they were. 134 more words


The Fixer by Bernard Malamud: A Book Review

POGROM is the word which can give readers an idea of what this book is all about. This means a planned killing of large numbers of people, especially Jews, usually done for reasons of race or religion. 507 more words


Interview, Jesmyn Ward

I was very excited to speak with Jesmyn Ward, who is author of the novel Salvage the Bones and the memoir Men We Reaped. We spoke about literature, race, the struggle for racial equality, and her literary inspiration. 16 more words

redployment (Klay)

I admit when I heard this won the National Book Award, I wondered whether the fact that Klay was an actual Marine had had an undue influence on the critics. 162 more words


What is it About The Corrections?

I don’t know what it is about this book, but I started it in December 2013 and I am still reading it. It’s not even that I hate it. 357 more words


In Person: Jacqueline Woodson, May 8, 2015

Join us on Friday May 8 for an engaging conversation with 2014 National Book Award Winner, Jacqueline Woodson

2014 National Book Award Winner for her memoir,  148 more words

Literary Events

Looking For Alaska

Aside from the unintended snow reference, the perfect picture to synthesize the message of John Green’s Looking for Alaska is a shot of a beautiful snowy street. 180 more words