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Review: Nothing Without Us Anthology

Synopsis: We are the heroes, not the sidekicks.“Can you recommend fiction that has main characters who are like us?” This is a question we who are disabled, Deaf, neurodiverse, Spoonie, and/or who manage mental illness ask way too often. Typically, we’re faced with stories about us crafted by people who really don’t get us. We’re… Continue reading Review: Nothing Without Us Anthology

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Review: 24/6 by Tiffany Shlain

Synopsis: Internet pioneer and renowned filmmaker Tiffany Shlain takes us on a provocative and entertaining journey through time and technology, introducing a strategy for living in our 24/7 world: turning off all screens for twenty-four hours each week. This practice, which she’s done for nearly a decade with her husband and kids (sixteen and ten),… Continue reading Review: 24/6 by Tiffany Shlain

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Review: The Lady Rogue by Jenn Bennett

Synopsis: Traveling with her treasure-hunting father has always been a dream for Theodora. She’s read every book in his library, has an impressive knowledge of the world’s most sought-after relics, and has all the ambition in the world. What she doesn’t have is her father’s permission. That honor goes to her father’s nineteen-year-old protégé—and once-upon-a-time… Continue reading Review: The Lady Rogue by Jenn Bennett

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Review: The World That We Knew by Alice Hoffman

Synopsis: In Berlin, at the time when the world changed, Hanni Kohn knows she must send her twelve-year-old daughter away to save her from the Nazi regime. She finds her way to a renowned rabbi, but it’s his daughter, Ettie, who offers hope of salvation when she creates a mystical Jewish creature, a rare and… Continue reading Review: The World That We Knew by Alice Hoffman

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Review: The Braid by Laetitia Colombani

Synopsis:In India, Smita is an untouchable. Desperate to give her daughter an education, she takes her child and flees her small village with nothing but resourcefulness, eventually heading to a temple where she will experience a rebirth.In Sicily, Giulia works in her father’s wig workshop, the last of its kind in Palermo. She washes, bleaches,… Continue reading Review: The Braid by Laetitia Colombani

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Review: Out of Darkness, Shining Light by Petina Gappah

Synopsis: “This is how we carried out of Africa the poor broken body of Bwana Daudi, the Doctor, David Livingstone, so that he could be borne across the sea and buried in his own land.” So begins Petina Gappah's powerful novel of exploration and adventure in nineteenth-century Africa—the captivating story of the loyal men and women… Continue reading Review: Out of Darkness, Shining Light by Petina Gappah

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Review: The Wake: The Deadly Legacy of a Tsunami by Linden MacIntyre

Synopsis: On November 18, 1929, a tsunami struck Newfoundland’s Burin Peninsula. Giant waves, up to three storeys high, hit the coast at a hundred kilometres per hour, flooding dozens of communities and washing entire houses out to sea. The most destructive earthquake-related event in Newfoundland’s history, the disaster killed twenty-eight people and left hundreds more… Continue reading Review: The Wake: The Deadly Legacy of a Tsunami by Linden MacIntyre

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Review: The Casual Vacancy by J.K Rowling

"You're a wizard Ha-" oh sorry wrong book. If the Harry Potter series is the first thought that jumps to your brain when you heard the words J.K Rowling, then you definitely aren't alone. By far her most well-known work, J.K Rowling is basically a household name at this point. And so everyone was fairly… Continue reading Review: The Casual Vacancy by J.K Rowling

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Review: The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca Skloot

Happy July friends! I hope that everyone's summers have been going well! I've been super busy working two jobs and moving - so as a result my writing and reading has been at a low point for the past two months. But with my move finished and my job schedules more regular now, I'm hoping… Continue reading Review: The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca Skloot

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Review: Alice’s Island by Daniel Sanchez Arevalo

Friends, it is I! I return to you as a university graduate and as someone who just read like 4 books in a week and a half. As someone who normally reads that many books in a semester (rip how much reading I do during the semester for school), this was incredible. Including a couple… Continue reading Review: Alice’s Island by Daniel Sanchez Arevalo

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Review: Quill of the Dove by Ian Thomas Shaw

Synopsis:The book opens in Nicosia, the divided capital of Cyprus. French journalist Marc Taragon is at the apex of his career, and Nicosia is his home base for covering the Middle East. A tenacious idealist, Taragon has spent the last thirty years attempting to bring to readers the truths about the wars and political intrigues… Continue reading Review: Quill of the Dove by Ian Thomas Shaw

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Review: The Story of My Face by Leanne Baugh

Synopsis:After being severely mauled by a grizzly bear in the Rocky Mountains, seventeen-year-old Abby Hughes's facial disfigurement sends young children screaming into their mothers' arms. Returning to high school, that most intensely judgmental of places, Abby is forced to combat rejection, bullying and betrayal. In order to accept herself and ask others to do the… Continue reading Review: The Story of My Face by Leanne Baugh