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Moonrise by Sarah Crossan 0

Moonrise by Sarah Crossan

★★★★☆ Moonrise by Sarah Crossan is a heartbreaking story of life and death that reveals how death sentences affect prisoners and their families. Joe is a teenager who’s brother Ed has been sentenced to...

First Person by Richard Flanagan 0

First Person by Richard Flanagan

★★★★☆ Novels that feature writers have become a tired trope in contemporary literature: like Chekhov’s gun, the first sign of Microsoft Office booting up in a book will invariably result in the delivery of...

Tomb Song by Julián Herbert 0

Tomb Song by Julián Herbert

★★☆☆☆ Julián Herbert’s kaleidoscopic, autobiographical novel Tomb Song is a paean to his dying mother, written in what feels like a real-time bedside scrawl. “I’ve endeavored to draw a freehand portrait of my mother,”...

The Sparsholt Affair by Alan Hollinghurst 0

The Sparsholt Affair by Alan Hollinghurst

★★★★☆ Spanning fifty years and three generations, Alan Hollinghurst’s The Sparsholt Affair tracks a network of artistic acquaintances through high-society London. Opening in Oxford during World War II, the novel loosely revolves around David Sparsholt, an...

Folded Notes from High School by Matt Boren 0

Folded Notes from High School by Matt Boren

★★★☆☆ Folded Notes from High School by Matt Boren is a story about teenagers in the early 90’s. Through handwritten note format, the reader follows senior Tara Maureen Murphy, as well as her boyfriend,...