Behold the Dreamers: Worth the Hype?

Title: Behold the Dreamers Author: Imbolo Mbue Published: 2017 Genre: Fiction Rating: 2.5/5   Summary: Jende Jonga, a Cameroonian immigrant, has lived in New York for a few years when his wife Neni and their son join him in the states. Jende has just received a good paying job as a chauffeur for Clark Edwards, … Continue reading Behold the Dreamers: Worth the Hype?

First read of 2019: Ink and Bone

Title: Ink and Bone Author: Rachel Caine Published: 2015 Genre: Fantasy/Dystopian Rating: 5/5   Summary: The Great Library controls the public's access to knowledge using Alchemy, strict rules and often brutal force. It is forbidden for anyone to personally own physical copies of original texts, but through individual Codexes they can access titles that the … Continue reading First read of 2019: Ink and Bone

Review: Shirley

Author: Susan Scarf Merrell Published: 2014 Genre: Fiction Rating: 3.5/5 Summary: Fred, a young graduate student, and Rose Nemser, his pregnant wife, move into the home of author Shirley Jackson and her husband Stanley Edgar Hyman when Fred begins to teach at Bennington College. It is an unconventional household that fosters strained relationships. Shirley and … Continue reading Review: Shirley

Review: The Fountainhead

Title: The Fountainhead Author: Ayn Rand Published: 1943 Rating: 3.5/5     Summary: This modern classic is the story of intransigent young architect Howard Roark, whose integrity was as unyielding as granite...of Dominique Francon, the exquisitely beautiful woman who loved Roark passionately, but married his worst enemy...and of the fanatic denunciation unleashed by an enraged society … Continue reading Review: The Fountainhead