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Original Essays | September 17, 2014

Merritt Tierce: IMG Has My Husband Read It?



My first novel, Love Me Back, was published on September 16. Writing the book took seven years, and along the way three chapters were published in... Continue »
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    Love Me Back

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A Discovery of Witches by Deborah Harkness
A Discovery of Witches

Cassandra Cleveland, January 13, 2013

By far the best novel I read last year. It was so good I could not spare a moment to sleep. The characters are well developed and intriguing; and the story line is refreshing, in that it pulls in so much history. I have read others who have attempted to pull this off, but Deborah Harkness is the first to pull it off.
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Shadow of Night by Deborah Harkness
Shadow of Night

Cassandra Cleveland, January 12, 2013

I am giving this a three because of how fantastic the first book was. I counted down the days until this book was released, because the first one was so fantastic. Unfortunately the second book of the three part series did not live up to the success of the first. That said, it was still a really good book.
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In the Lake of the Woods by Tim O'Brien
In the Lake of the Woods

Cassandra Cleveland, January 8, 2013

A disturbing and complex book that captures the reader in a psychological thriller. The best or worst part of this book, depending on your view, is the readers opportunity to explore their own conclusion. I loved that I could look at all the evidence and make my own determination on what happened. The violence involved in this book was, at times, difficult to read; but, it is there for a purpose.
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The Scribner Anthology of Contemporary Short Fiction: 50 North American Stories Since 1970 (Touchstone Books (Paperback)) by Lex Williford
The Scribner Anthology of Contemporary Short Fiction: 50 North American Stories Since 1970 (Touchstone Books (Paperback))

Cassandra Cleveland, January 7, 2013

I had to purchase this book for a Lit class and was not very enthused about it. Though I am an avid reader, I had never previously enjoyed short stories. After reading this book I have discovered how wonderful short stories are, and realized my distaste for them was solely based on the crap I had to read in high school.
There are numerous stories in this book that I love, but the one I cannot stop raving about is "Silver Water" by Amy Bloom. Told from the point of view of the sister whose witness to her sisters psychotic breaks and the institutions who treated her sister. It is beautiful and disturbing at the same time, and completely captures the world that patients and families become swallowed in.
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The Divinity of Dogs: True Stories of Miracles Inspired by Man's Best Friend by Jennifer Skiff
The Divinity of Dogs: True Stories of Miracles Inspired by Man's Best Friend

Cassandra Cleveland, January 6, 2013

Extremely disappointed with this book. I had such high hopes when I turned to the first page, but almost every story was a massive letdown. The only exception to this was part of the story of the dog "Little Bit" who attempted to protect its owner from seizures and abusive relationships while the rest fell short. Most of these stories were boring; I have a great respect for the power dogs have in our lives. They can absolutely change the way we look at life, and the direction in which we are going; that said most of these stories came off as a delusional interpretation of events, loosely bound together to make what, on the surface, looks like a semi-rational thought.
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