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Late American neurosurgeon Paul Kalanithis memoir, When Breath Becomes Air, confronts the realities of mortality.

REVIEW: ‘When Breath Becomes Air’ explores the meaning of life and death

Mylinh Duong May 25, 2022

“I flipped through the CT scan images, the diagnosis obvious: the lungs were matted with innumerable tumors, the spine deformed, a full lobe of the liver obliterated. Cancer, widely disseminated. I was...

A&E: ‘The Borden Murders: Lizzie Borden & the Trial of the Century’ is best served with a grain of salt

Rickie Thayer May 28, 2021

“Lizzie Borden took an axe, gave her mother forty whacks. When she saw what she had done, she gave her father forty one.” This haunting tune was sung in the late 19th century to early 20th century...

The Cousins, written by Karen M. McManus, was a boring addition to her already lackluster selection of books.

REVIEW: ‘The Cousins’ is an underwhelming read which failed to provide readers with a proper plot

Elias Panou May 6, 2021

New York Times bestselling author Karen M. McManus has a large foothold in the world of young adult novels. On Dec. 1, 2020, however, she released a disappointing addition to her extensive repetition,...

While the book had a mysterious taste to it, readers have to work to stay intrigued.

REVIEW: ‘The Things She’s Seen’ requires readers to work to turn the page

KennedyRose Stiver May 5, 2021

The novel “The Things She’s Seen” by Ambelin Kwaymullina and Ezekiel Kwaymullina explains two particular worlds that 15-year-old ghost Beth Teller is trapped between. “The Things She’s Seen”...

A&E: Melinas Booket List: Hood Feminism

A&E: Melina’s Booket List: Hood Feminism

Melina Kritikopoulos February 19, 2021

Feminism is a tricky term. In its over 100-year history, the word has been redefined many times. Mikki Kendall’s 2020 book, “Hood Feminism: Notes From the Women That a Movement Forgot” establishes...

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