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”
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Harlem Shuffle by Colson Whitehead
Colson Whithead embarks on an exploration of 19602 Harlem in his latest work of fiction, Harlem Shuffle.
1984 – George Orwell
I share a few of my favorite quotes from George Orwells’s dystopian novel 1984.
We Keep the Dead Close – Becky Cooper
A brief synopsis and thoughts on the new book We Keep The Dead Close by Becky Cooper.
Harlem Shuffle – Colson Whitehead
A brief review of Colson Whitehead’s forthcoming title Harlem Shuffle.
The Northern Reach – W.S. Winslow
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”
Transcendent Kingdom – Yaa Gyasi
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”
Shuggie Bain – Douglas Stuart
A short review and my thoughts on Shuggie Bain. Booker short list nominee.
Shuggie Bain book review
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 Anytime – Five Great Books
Book recommendations for every type of reader. I select five titles that will suit the tastes of any book lover.