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Black Comedy in Literary Fiction
For some of us who may not know the meaning of the term 'Black comedy', we may pause when we see the phrase for the first time, wondering if the term was a racist comment, referring perhaps to a comedy show featuring black people or geared towards them. Read on to find out more!
Book Review - Americanah
Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie's Americanah features Ifemelu, a Nigerian teenage girl who migrates to the U.S. to seek a better life. She leaves behind a boyfriend with whom she had fallen hopelessly in love, and who loved her back just as much. Read on for the full review!
Book Review - Believe Like A Child
Paige Dearth's Believe Like A Child is a touching novel about a young girl Alessa, who goes through years of molestation by her uncle, right under the family roof and under the noses of her family members. An intense, incredible read; read on to see the full review!
Book Review - Lasso Me A Mom
Lasso Me A Mom is a novel about a foster teen Nikkie Turner who's been moved from one foster home to another, having never had a stable home to call her own. Read on to peruse the full review of one of Stephanie Jackson's latest novels!
Book Review - Leave of Absence
Tanya J. Peterson's Leave of Absence is a story about two people who suffer immensely from mental issues, but through each other's friendship they are able to face thier fears and slowly accept the hope of a new beginning. Check out the full review of this new read!
Book Review - Mindjack Trilogy
A Review of the Mindjack sci-fi trilogy by Susan Kaye Quinn. It is a story of a young girl’s courage and strength as she battles the power within herself as well as outside forces. Click to read the full review!
Book Review - My Life in a Nutshell
My Life in a Nutshell tells the story of a man named Brian Cunningham, who suffers from social anxiety and personality disorder, and how he copes with these issues on a daily basis. Read on for the full review!
Book Review - Stella Rose
A Review of Stella Rose. Abby moves to Vermont to take care of her late best friend's sixteen-year-old daughter, Olivia. But Abby struggles to connect with Olivia, and she soon finds guardianship of a teenager daunting beyond her wildest misgivings. Read on for the full review.
Book Review - Street of Dreams
Norma Hansburg's Street of Dreams is about Riley Travis, a graduate student at Cornell university, who receives a letter from Ginny, an old friend from her childhood/adolescent years, and the reception of this letter takes Riley down memory lane. Read on to find out more!
Book Review - The Color of Heaven
Julianne MacLean's The Color of Heaven features Sophie's narration of events in her life as they unfold. As one tragedy after another struck, it was all Sophie and her husband could do to keep their family afloat. Read on for the full review.
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