Book Review: Forgive Me, Leonard Peacock by Matthew Quick

Tweet Leonard has decided that he’s going to kill himself and the guy who torments him. But first, he decides to say goodbye in his own way to the people who made a difference in his life: the old guy … Continue reading

Book Review: Eleanor & Park by Rainbow Rowell

Tweet If it weren’t for the school bus, Eleanor and Park would have never gotten to know each other. But Eleanor was new and looking for a seat, and Park was the only one who moved over to give her … Continue reading

Book Review: Keeping Safe the Stars by Sheila O’Connor

Tweet Since their mother died, the Star children have lived with their grandpa, Old Finn. The family keeps to itself on the family farm Old Finn refers to as Eden in rural Minnesota. But when Old Finn develops an infection … Continue reading

Author K. L. Glanville Talks About Science Fiction and Imagination and Gives Away a Copy of Her Book

Tweet In this essay, K. L. Glanville, author of 2108: Eyes Open,shares her thoughts on how science fiction can stimulate discussions about morals and beliefs that take place in the here and now. I’ve experienced this in book club meetings … Continue reading

Book Review: The Silence of Our Friends by Mark Long, Jim Demonakos, and Nate Powell

Tweet Houston in 1968 was a volatile place with strained relations between blacks and whites. Schools were integrated just a few years before and the unrest there reflected much of what was happening in other parts of the country as … Continue reading

Book Review: Chopsticks by Jessica Anthony and Rodrigo Corral

Tweet As Chopsticks opens, Glory Fleming, child prodigy that critics hailed as “the Brecht of the Piano,” has gone missing from the rest home where she was staying and being treated for exhaustion. Only 17 at the time, Glory has … Continue reading

Book Review: Winter Town by Stephen Emond

Tweet Evan and Lucy have been best friends ever since they can remember. They used to spend hours playing together and creating stories and drawings for an imaginary place they call Aelysthia. That was before Lucy’s parents split up and … Continue reading

Book Review: Purple Daze by Sherry Shahan

Tweet In 1965 the U.S. was committing more troops to Vietnam, Malcolm X was assassinated, civil rights demonstrators marched from Selma to Montgomery, Alabama, and riots broke out in Los Angeles. Sex, drugs and rock and roll was the mantra … Continue reading

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