The North Water, by Ian McGuire: Book Review

What happens when a guilt-ridden surgeon meets a violent sociopath? Nothing good. This visceral Man Booker Prize finalist pits reason against base instinct aboard a whaling vessel in the 19th century. … More The North Water, by Ian McGuire: Book Review

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

Racial tensions erupt in the wake of a police shooting, and the only witness must decide whether or not to go public. Can she make a difference, or will she only end up making herself and her family a target for more violence? … More Race in America: The Hate U Give, by Angie Thomas: Book Review

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. The novel then follows what happens over the next twenty years in order to show the ripple effect that this “small bomb” has. Tushar and … More A Culture of Violence: The Association of Small Bombs, by Karan Mahajan: Book Review