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“The Private Life Of The Brain” Book Review

Sebastian Oliva 3 hours ago

“The Private Life Of The Brain” is a novel by a research neurologist at Oxford University and director of Britain’s Royal Institution Susan Greenfield. It can be described as a correspondence between...

“Throwaway Girls” Book Review

Ailish Kilbride 4 days ago

“Throwaway Girls” by Andrea Contos will make you want to jump into the book and help with all hands on deck. Her discerning vocabulary and passion for words shine bright as you endure the crazy narrative. ...

Book Review: “The Secret”

Book Review:
Sebastian Oliva November 13, 2020

“Everything that’s coming into your life you are attracting in your life. And it's attracted to you by virtue of the images you’re holding in your mind,” Rhonda Byrnes, author of “The Secret,”...

“My Brilliant Friend”

Ria Lowenschuss October 26, 2020

“My Brilliant Friend” by Elena Ferrante is a masterpiece that will remain on bookshelves for centuries to come. Her breathtaking prose and unfairly true characters will make you cry and laugh simultaneously....

“I, Claudia” by Mary McCoy

Charles Solomon June 4, 2019

   The mysterious, almost austere cover of “I, Claudia,” coupled with words on the inside cover like “Imperial Day Academy” and “tyrants waiting in the wings” put me in...

“The Name of the Wind” by Patrick Rothfuss

Charles Solomon May 20, 2019

At first glance, “The Name of the Wind” by Patrick Rothfuss is just another one of many similar fantasy novel, with a familiar setting in some middle-ages type world and a main character with magical...

“Far From the Tree” by Robin Benway

Charles Solomon May 19, 2019

Opening “Far from the Tree” by Robin Benway, I wasn’t sure exactly what to expect. Seeing the story was about three kids who had been separated almost at birth, I guessed it was some sort of heartwarming...

“Dread Nation” by Justina Ireland

Charles Solomon October 8, 2018

Opening “Dread Nation,” by Justina Ireland, I expected one of either two types of familiar story. Reading the summary on the back, I had seen the part about a “combat school” and “zombies”...

Free Verse’s new direction: ‘Voice”

Free Verse's new direction: 'Voice
Ruby Taylor September 30, 2018

After 25 years of overseeing Community’s “Free Verse” magazine, Judith Dewoskin stepped down and handed her position over to Robert Morgan and Ken McGraw a few years ago. After...

Scott Dominic Carpenter’s “This Jealous Earth”

Scott Dominic Carpenter’s
Sophia Berry October 31, 2017

  “This Jealous Earth” is Carpenter’s first collection of short stories even though he’s written and published almost 30 short stories and his debut novel, “Theory of Remainders”...

Colson Whitehead Reads His New Book ‘The Underground Railroad’

Colson Whitehead Reads His New Book 'The Underground Railroad'
Kate Burns January 18, 2017

Standing in a grey jacket with a dark blue turtleneck under the 13 chandeliers of Lydia Mendelssohn Theatre, Colson Whitehead reads and speaks about his new book ‘The Underground Railroad’. This Oprah...

Fantasy Book Recommendations for Fall

Fantasy Book Recommendations for Fall
Grace Jensen, Photography Editor November 14, 2016

Creature of Moonlight by Rebecca Hahn I have a list of things I like to see in a fantasy book; a strong female protagonist, dragons, kingdom politics, and not too much romance. This book covers all...

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