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Original Essays | September 15, 2014

Lois Leveen: IMG Forsooth Me Not: Shakespeare, Juliet, Her Nurse, and a Novel

There's this writer, William Shakespeare. Perhaps you've heard of him. He wrote this play, Romeo and Juliet. Maybe you've heard of it as well. It's... Continue »
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    Juliet's Nurse

    Lois Leveen 9781476757445


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My Abandonment by Peter Rock
My Abandonment

Cristina Banuelos, September 11, 2013

I truly was engrossed by about 3/4 of this book. The "voice" of e 13 year old girl was intriguing and true. Peter Rocks details of life in Forest Park (the girl and her father are homeless but live in the park) and their survival techniques is reason alone to enjoy this novel. However, the last 1/4 of the book seemed to veer way off. The tone and feeling of the book changed dramatically. I still believe it's worth a read though especially for the beautiful portrayal of a father and his daughter and their survival off the grid.
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The Fifth Wave by Rick Yancey
The Fifth Wave

Cristina Banuelos, September 3, 2013

I can see why this novel achieved popularity- it is ripe with interesting characters and the scenario - alien "invasion" and the repercussions of such - is dealt with enough graphic moments to be compelling but not so intensely graphic that it will offend those with a more sensitive nature. Looking forward to the sequel.
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Where'd You Go, Bernadette by Maria Semple
Where'd You Go, Bernadette

Cristina Banuelos, July 12, 2013

A tale of loss; loss of self, loss of dreams, loss of certainty. Heavy subjects , indeed. However, this fine novel explores these issues in a unique and almost whimsical manner, not only in the expressions of the characters but in the format of the book itself.As a result, it is a dynamic experience going through the pages as they are laid out as letters, emails and reports. And the characters themselves i found to be sympathetic and somewhat familiar... Haven't we all encountered a "gnat" in our lives?
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