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Book Review: How to Love a Jamaican

Synopsis "Tenderness and cruelty, loyalty and betrayal, ambition and regret—Alexia Arthurs navigates these tensions to extraordinary effect in her debut collection about Jamaican immigrants and their families back home. Sweeping from close-knit island communities to the streets of New York City and midwestern university towns, these eleven stories form a portrait of a nation, a… Continue reading Book Review: How to Love a Jamaican

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Short Story Sunday: Unaccustomed Earth

For this week's Short Story Sunday, I'll be taking a look at "Unaccustomed Earth" by Jhumpa Lahiri, from her short story collection of the same name. In "Unaccustomed Earth" we meet Ruma, a young mother living in Seattle with her three-year-old son Akash and husband, Adam, who travels frequently for work. We learn that Ruma's… Continue reading Short Story Sunday: Unaccustomed Earth


Short Story: By The Silver Water of Lake Champlain

From Shadow Show, a collection of short stories inspired by the legendary Ray Bradbury comes "By the Silver Water of Lake Champlain" by Joe Hill, a story about a group of children who discover a dead dinosaur washed up on the shore of the lake behind their homes. The only indication of sci/fy in this… Continue reading Short Story: By The Silver Water of Lake Champlain