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The Rook by Daniel O’Malley, Review by Corinne Donnelly

The Rook by Daniel O’Malley, Review by Corinne Donnelly You know you’re in for a wild ride when a book begins with: “Dear You, The body you are wearing used to be mine.” Daniel O’Malley’s debut ...

10 Perfect

Life After Life by Kate Atkinson, Review by Corinne Donnelly

Life After Life by Kate Atkinson, Review by Corinne Donnelly “What if we had a chance to do it again and again, until we finally did get it right? Wouldn’t that be wonderful?” Life After Life by...

8 Great

Circe by Madeline Miller, Review by Corinne Donnelly

Circe by Madeline Miller, Review by Corinne Donnelly Circe is one of the earliest sorceresses in classic literature. While Circe has a wide literary history, her most famous appearance is in Homer’s O...

7 Good

Crazy Rich Asians by Kevin Kwan, Review by Corinne Donnelly

Crazy Rich Asians by Kevin Kwan, Review by Corinne Donnelly In Crazy Rich Asians, author Kevin Kwan, a Singaporean native, satirizes the lifestyles of the mega-rich of Southeast Asia. The novel focuse...

9 Amazing

Vox by Christina Dalcher, Review by Corinne Donnelly

Vox by Christina Dalcher, Review by Corinne Donnelly Christina Dalcher’s Vox has an intriguing, and some would say prophetic, premise. The main character and first-person narrator, Dr. Jean McClellan,...

1 Horrendous

The Song of Achilles by Madeline Miller, Review by Corinne Donnelly

The Song of Achilles by Madeline Miller, Review by Corinne Donnelly Homer’s The Iliad is a daunting tome that many readers, myself included, shudder at attempting to read. Nevertheless, the myths told...

9 Amazing

The Astonishing Color of After by Emily X.R. Pan, Review by Corinne Donnelly

The Astonishing Color of After by Emily X.R. Pan, Review by Corinne Donnelly   Emily X.R. Pan’s debut novel, The Astonishing Color of After, confronts loss and grief alongside the struggles of gr...

8 Great

As Bright as Heaven by Susan Meissner, Review by Corinne Donnelly

As Bright as Heaven by Susan Meissner, Review by Corinne Donnelly In a year when the flu hit the US much harder than usual, Susan Meissner’s As Bright as Heaven, set during the deadly Spanish flu pand...

3 Bad

The Philosopher’s Flight by Tom Miller, Review by Corinne Donnelly

The Philosopher’s Flight by Tom Miller, Review by Corinne Donnelly Robert “Boober” Weekes has a problem. He’s male and wants to be a corpswoman. Easier dreamed than done. The Philosopher’s Flight by T...

5 Average

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