Reflection: Carnivalesque by Neil Jordan

Title: Carnivalesque Author: Neil Jordan Goodreads Summary: It looked like any other carnival, but of course it wasn’t. The boy saw it from the car window, the tops of the large trailer rides over the parked trains by the railway tracks. His parents were driving towards the new mall and he was looking forward to that… Continue reading Reflection: Carnivalesque by Neil Jordan


Fourth of July Special: Literature about the ‘American Dream’

Happy July Fourth! In celebration of this day, I'm going to take a literary view at the most U.S. of A concept to this day: the American Dream. This is basically the idea that no matter your economic situation, through hard work and perseverance one can obtain their ideal life situation. I never really paid… Continue reading Fourth of July Special: Literature about the ‘American Dream’

Review: On Turpentine Lane

Title: On Turpentine Lane Author: Elinor Lipman Goodreads Summary: At thirty-two, Faith Frankel has returned to her claustro-suburban hometown, where she writes institutional thank-you notes for her alma mater. It's a peaceful life, really, and surely with her recent purchase of a sweet bungalow on Turpentine Lane her life is finally on track. Never mind that… Continue reading Review: On Turpentine Lane

July TBR

Happy July! I hope everyone is staying cool in this heat and humidity, I know I am. I think there’s something so relaxing about retreating from the sweltering heat of the outside and cooling off in a nice air-conditioned room with a good novel. I’m very excited to dive into my second month of this […]

Review: The People in the Photo

Title: The People in the Photo Author: Hélène Gestern Goodreads Description: The chance discovery of a newspaper image from 1971 sets two people on the path to learning the disturbing truth about their parents’ pasts. Parisian archivist Hélène takes out a newspaper advert calling for information about her mother, who died when she was three, and… Continue reading Review: The People in the Photo