Review: Burntown by Jennifer McMahon

9780385541367BURNTOWN
By Jennifer McMahon

Published April 25, 2017 by Doubleday Books
Genres:
 Suspense & Thriller
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In 1975, a young boy named Miles Sandeski witnesses his mother’s murder. What follows is ​a quirky yet thrilling tale about a family whose past is never far behind. Burntown stars a cast of misfits​–a truly lovable group of characters who all have interesting stories in their own right​ and keep you rooting for them despite their flaws.​ Continue reading “Review: Burntown by Jennifer McMahon”

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Review: Born a Crime by Trevor Noah

SAFRICA-POLITICS-MANDELABORN A CRIME: STORIES FROM A SOUTH AFRICAN CHILDHOOD
By Trevor Noah
Published November 15, 2016 by Spiegel & Grau
Genre: Nonfiction
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On The Daily Show, host Trevor Noah mentions his South African upbringing often, but in his new memoir Born a Crime: Stories from a South African Childhood, he goes much deeper into the complexities of South African history and culture, as well as his own past.  Continue reading “Review: Born a Crime by Trevor Noah”

A Murakami State of Mind

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I have a lot of favorite books, and a lot of authors whose work I love, but if you ask me who my favorite author is, I will say without hesitation that it is Haruki Murakami.

I read my first Murakami book, 1Q84, in July of 2014. It took me the whole month of July and most of August to read it. I did not quite comprehend what a huge undertaking it would be when I decided to read it (it actually consists of three books, adding up to over a thousand pages). I had only vaguely heard of Murakami at that point, but boy am I grateful for the random circumstances that led to the discovery of his stories. Continue reading “A Murakami State of Mind”