the paris review fall 2019 review.

It’s no secret that The Paris Review is one of my favorite literary magazines. Every season I eagerly await the release of a new issue. I’ve found that reading The Paris Review has given me the opportunity to be exposed to a variety of authors, writing styles, and unique stories. Each issue is filled with […]

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autumn review.

Autumn by Ali Smith is the story of Daniel and Elisabeth and how their worlds intertwine. Daniel is 101-years-old. Elisabeth is a young woman. The setting is the United Kingdom and navigates the time directly during/after Brexit. “She likes to read, she reads all the time, and she prefers to be reading several things at […]

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the seven or eight deaths of stella fortuna review.

A stunning story with a rich Italian history. The Seven or Eight Deaths of Stella Fortuna by Juliet Grames was a true treat. The story is a fictionalized account of two sisters who are alive today, Stella and Tina, written by a family member. “This is the story of Mariastella Fortuna the Second, called Stella, […]

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where the crawdads sing review.

A beautiful heartbreak. That’s the best way I would describe this novel. This story has left many people divided on the side of absolutely hating it and not finishing it, or falling in love with it. I am the latter. Where the Crawdads Sing by Delia Owens is a story set during the 60s and […]

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the goldfinch review.

This book has been on my radar for months and finally one day I decided to get it. I had extremely unrealistic expectations that I could knock out this book in a few weeks. Oh, was I wrong. Throw in moving to a different state, starting a new job, and life in general. It took […]

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normal people review.

Here is a profoundly lonely and depressing love story. Normal People follows the main characters, Marianne and Connell, through their adolescence and early 20’s. The relationship between the two is one of the most complex I’ve ever read. They are deeply flawed, with unlovable characteristics, but I could not help but feel for them. The […]

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bitter orange review.

But the world is a nicer place when you think everyone is telling the truth. There are no agendas, no hidden motives; no one lies for dramatic effect. As Frances Jellico lay on her death bed, she is often visited by an old friend, a vicar, who gently, but urgently, coaxes her into relaying back […]

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