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Review of The Miniaturist by Jessie Burton

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It is rare that debut work is this exquisitely polished – more often than not, debut authors are well within the vicinity of great work, but lack either the editorial resources or distance from their own work to give it that final, lustrous sheen. The Miniaturist has a plot filled with splendid characters and superb […]

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Review: The Next Time You See Me by Holly Goddard Jones

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Roma, Kentucky is a small American town where nothing really happens. That is, until October 1993, when the peace of this quiet town is shattered. Emily Houchens is a thirteen year old 8th grader at Roma Middle School; intelligent, yet withdrawn due to her weight. She also has a crush on Christopher Shelton, one of […]

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Review: Night Film by Marisha Pessl

Night Film By Marisha Pessl Reviewed by Gareth Robertson   Sovereign, deadly, and perfect. Cult horror director Stanislas Cordova has produced some of the most darkly disturbing visuals ever committed to film. Likened to a walk through hell, a baptism by fire, his work has garnered an intense underground following comprised of secret screenings, a […]

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Review of Blood & Beauty by Sarah Dunant

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Blood & Beauty By Sarah Dunant A Review by Gareth Robertson Steeped in accusations of greed and nepotism, rich with tales of murder and adultery, the reign of Rodrigo Borgia, Pope Alexander VI, stands as possibly the most controversial in the history of the Catholic Church. As Bishop of Rome between 1492 and 1503, the […]

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Review of The Twelve Tribes of Hattie by Ayana Mathis

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The Twelve Tribes of Hattie arrived with a great deal of literary street cred: it had been recommended by Oprah, who can still make or break books with just a blog post. It came with a stunning recommendation from Marilynne Robinson, Orange Prize and Pulitzer Prize winner. Comparisons are being made to inimitable Nobel Prize […]

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Why read The Marriage Plot?
A Letter from Jeffrey Eugenides

The lover`s discourse was of an extreme solitude. The solitude was extreme because it wasn`t physical. It was extreme because you felt it while in the company of the person you loved. It was extreme because it was in your head, the most solitary of places. – From The Marriage Plot by Jeffrey Eugenides If […]

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