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The Burning Girl by Claire Messud 0

The Burning Girl by Claire Messud

★ ★ ★ ★ ★ Claire Messud’s The Burning Girl smolders with the nostalgia of a frayed preteen friendship bracelet: this transportive novel spans the formative summers of Julia and Cassie, two best friends...

The Grip of It by Jac Jemc 0

The Grip of It by Jac Jemc

★★★★☆ Moving in together, buying a house together, becoming a family: there are certain situations in life’s relationships that can feel more like a trial. However well you may know or love a person,...

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August 2017: Books to Read and Review

After a cross-country move this summer and some adjustments to the day job, I’m finally feeling settled into life as a Coloradan. A home out here is a wonderful upgrade from a small one-bedroom...

Modern Gods by Nick Laird 0

Modern Gods by Nick Laird

★★☆☆☆ It’s surprising that the opening of Modern Gods wasn’t rewritten: two masked men open fire in a local bar while a band is playing, spraying the crowd with bullets from an AK-47. Somehow...

House of Names by Colm Toibin 0

House of Names by Colm Toibin

★★★★☆ A sick proposal from the Gods: in order for the winds to favorably carry Agamemnon’s ships to battle, he must sacrifice his eldest daughter Iphegenia. Blinded by the prospects of glory, Agamemnon heeds...