Literature Reviews

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reviewed on Sept 7, 2021

BBC

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Seven Brothers: The book that shaped a Nordic identity

by Lizzie Enfield

An interesting review that includes the influence that Aleksis Kivi's novel has had on Finnish history and culture

reviewed on Sept 29, 2011

The Guardian

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Madeline Miller, Photograph: Nina Subin, courtesy of The Guardian

The Song of Achilles by Madeline Miller – review

The Song of Achilles, loosely based on Homer's Iliad, presents Achilles as a romantic figure.

reviewed on Sept 9, 2021

Feminist Book Club

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Book Review: It Ends with Us by Colleen Hoover

In It Ends with Us, Colleen Hoover uses the story of a love triangle to illustrate the insidiousness of domestic abuse.

Sept 8, 2021

NPR

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Algonquin

In This Poetic New Novel, An Ancient Form Of Dance Frees A Modern Storyteller

by Marcela Davison Aviles

A beautiful novel of healing through dance

Sept 7, 2021

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Ode to a Denny’s Hobbit Menu

Different than a traditional review, but if you are interested in a playful combination of your favorite stories with the culinary arts, this is a great read.

reviewed on July 29, 2018

The Literary Cosmos

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They Both Die at the End Review

Adam Silvera's book explores the question: What if you knew you only had one day left to live?

reviewed on Oct 5, 2021

Vox

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Jonathan Franzen’s Crossroads is an opus on humiliation. It’s very good.

Crossroads, the first book in an upcoming trilogy, is an exploration of America, the church, and the changing power dynamics of a family.

Sept 8, 2021

shondaland

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George M. Johnson Wants Young People to Know They Are Enough

A Black queer memoir about growing up in New Jersey