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Race in America: The Hate U Give, by Angie Thomas: Book Review

A Young Adult book tackling race in America by putting a human face to the Black Lives Matter movement was an audacious idea that gets pulled off rather magnificently by … Continue reading

July 3, 2017 · Leave a comment

All Grown Up, by Jami Attenberg: #BookReview

I had an odd feeling as I began reading this book. The first four or five chapters feel like the plot is constantly trying to start over–the basic premise is … Continue reading

June 23, 2017 · Leave a comment

Dexter Down Under, by Jeff Lindsay: Book Review

The story of Dexter Morgan, a serial killer who covers his tracks working for Miami PD and who lives by as strict a moral code a serial killer can have, … Continue reading

June 19, 2017 · Leave a comment

How the Chief of Staff Shapes the Presidency: The Gatekeepers, by Chris Whipple: Book Review

The success or failure of a presidency largely depends on whether or not the president is able to deliver on the agenda he or she sets upon taking office. Are … Continue reading

April 5, 2017 · Leave a comment

A Culture of Violence: The Association of Small Bombs, by Karan Mahajan: Book Review

The Association of Small Bombs begins with a sudden explosion in a Delhi marketplace in 1996. Two young brothers, Tushar and Nakul Khurana, are killed. Their friend Mansoor Ahmed survives. … Continue reading

March 7, 2017 · Leave a comment

Coming of Age in a Cult: The Girls, by Emma Cline

“There was so much to destroy.” Every reader knows the sensation of getting really excited by the idea behind a book, then finding the execution is totally meh. When it … Continue reading

January 20, 2017 · 1 Comment

Rising China and the Dashed American Dream: The Wangs vs. the World

“Every immigrant is the person he might have been and the person he is” Charles Wang left China for the American dream and made it big. He’s been living it … Continue reading

November 25, 2016 · Leave a comment