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Coming Clean by Kimberly Rae Miller

If you liked The Glass Castle, you may like Kimberly Rae Miller’s memoir, Coming Clean, which follows her life living and escaping a family secret. This secret could have had her taken away from her family by child protective services so she keeps it for as long as she can, even until it’s almost too… Continue reading Coming Clean by Kimberly Rae Miller

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Vampires in the Lemon Grove by Karen Russell

For this week’s review, I present Vampires in the Lemon Grove by Karen Russell another wonderful collection of short stories that is perfect if you enjoy magical realism. Step into Russell’s magical world where Vampires roam, women spin silk from their bodies, and seagulls become vessels for the wisdom of the universe. From the author of… Continue reading Vampires in the Lemon Grove by Karen Russell

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Tenth of December by George Saunders

Are you a fan of the bizarre springing from seemingly drab places? Or reading about the ordinary turning miraculous in the strangest ways? Then you may like magical realism, or realistic stories involving elements of fantasy, magic, or the unexplainable. Think Like Water for Chocolate, Life of Pi, 100 Years of Solitude, or Labyrinths. How about using the time… Continue reading Tenth of December by George Saunders

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Alias Grace by Margaret Atwood

While the colder weather drives us to cozy nooks and firesides, you may still find yourself getting bored of the indoors. One thing that will keep you entertained for awhile is reading Margaret Atwood’s Alias Grace then watching the adapted series on Netflix. If you also read The Handmaid’s Tale and watched the Hulu adaptation over the… Continue reading Alias Grace by Margaret Atwood

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The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel

Looking for something clever and new to watch? My new favorite is Gilmore Girls creators Amy Sherman-Palladino and Daniel Palladino’s The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel. Do you miss Sherman-Palladino’s rapid dialogue, dynamic plots, and equally interesting side-characters? The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel has it all and more. In 1958, quick-witted and perfectionist housewife, Miriam Maisel (Rachel Brosnahan), is living her… Continue reading The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel