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It's a wild and thundery night. Inside a ramshackle old manor house, a beautiful young girl lies asleep in bed. At the window, a figure watches... Continue »

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Heft by Liz Moore
Heft

Josephine, January 1, 2013

Really took me by surprise.
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Heft by Liz Moore
Heft

Josephine, August 2, 2012

One of those books that truly sneak up on you. A story about two lonely people: a 550 lb man living in isolation in his Brooklyn brownstone, and the woman who becomes his pen pal. These two people desperately want to make connections with others, but, because of his weight, and her chronic illness and addictions find that to be almost impossible. I appreciated the way the author dealt with the addictions of the characters (food and alcohol), and its affect on those around them. The relationships were honest and true, and I loved the character of Kel. Amazing book.
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Tiger, Tiger: A Memoir by Margaux Fragoso
Tiger, Tiger: A Memoir

Josephine, January 1, 2012

Its almost impossible to write about this book. 'Disturbing' doesn't begin to describe this memoir. Except this story about a girl and a pedophile took place in urban NJ where I lived, close to my neighborhood, and in an elementary school where I briefly worked. (thank god I wasn't working there when she was there). It rang true, which just added to the constant nausea I felt as I read it. But this can happen, and neighborhoods shouldn't ignore the signs.
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Tiger, Tiger: A Memoir by Margaux Fragoso
Tiger, Tiger: A Memoir

Josephine, September 2, 2011

I read alot of memoirs, and this is, hands down the most disturbing for a few reasons. One: it chronicles the experiences of a young girl and how a pedophile was able to insinuate himself with her and her family. Two: I lived in the area where (and at the same time) the book takes place. Three: a reminder that even 'good' kids have to deal with horrors at home. A haunting read.
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Columbine by Dave Cullen
Columbine

Josephine, January 2, 2011

Not an easy subject, but one that is handled comprehesively, and with respect.
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