Sankofa was released in the U.S. last week and it’s already receiving a lot of well-deserved attention. This story follows a woman from London to Africa as she tries to reconnect with her heritage and a father that she never knew. Author Chibundu Onuzo has written a story that captures the complexity and mixture ofContinue reading “Sankofa – Chibundu Onuzo”
Colson Whithead embarks on an exploration of 19602 Harlem in his latest work of fiction, Harlem Shuffle.
I share a few of my favorite quotes from George Orwells’s dystopian novel 1984.
A brief synopsis and thoughts on the new book We Keep The Dead Close by Becky Cooper.
A brief review of Colson Whitehead’s forthcoming title Harlem Shuffle.
I received an advance copy of The Northern Reach from @flatiron_books And I loved it! Author W.S. Winslow shares a series of stories set in coastal Maine and spanning about a century. This collection portrays several memorable characters and their love, loss, courage, and failures. The writing is rich and wonderful. Several passages seemed toContinue reading “The Northern Reach – W.S. Winslow”
10/10 would recommend. Transcendent Kingdom is a monumental work of fiction that speaks to contemporary questions and issues. Yaa Gyasi tells a story of a motivated female scientist who overcomes a difficult past to make important discoveries in the laboratory and within herself. This book addresses inequality, prejudice, grief, mother-daughter relationships, suicide, neuroscience, religion, opiateContinue reading “Transcendent Kingdom – Yaa Gyasi”
A short review and my thoughts on Shuggie Bain. Booker short list nominee.
Hope for the best but prepare for the worst in this inspirational but heartbreaking novel of a young mother struggling to provide for her family while dealing with her own alcoholism.
Book recommendations for every type of reader. I select five titles that will suit the tastes of any book lover.