They Both Die at the End / Adam Silvera

They Both Die at the End / Adam Silvera

Title: They Both Die at the End Author: Adam Silvera Genre: YA, Fiction, LGBTQ+ Publisher: HarperTeen, September 5th 2017 Pages: 368 Synopsis: On September 5, a little after midnight, Death-Cast calls Mateo Torrez and Rufus Emeterio to give them some bad news: They're going to die today. Mateo and Rufus are total strangers, but, for different reasons, they're both looking [...]

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Autumn TBR 2017

Autumn TBR 2017

As autumn rolls in and the jackets come out of the attic, I'm always inclined to pick up a collection of poetry or personal essay. There's something about delving into someone's more personal writing that feels cozy as the colors become more golden and the air gets colder every night. This—paired with the fact that [...]

Prologue

Prologue

A note: This is a segment of a larger work that has been consuming my time lately. Tread lightly—though this work is fiction, it nestles in a space close to my heart.    The day after my mother died, I walked through the unclaimed property behind our house. The heavy snow was up to my [...]

Summer TBR 2017

Summer TBR 2017

It's been a consistent 90+ degrees here on the east coast, which means everyone has been flocking to the beaches along the shores of Long Island Sound. Some people choose contemporary or romance novels to accompany them to the beach, but I tend to lean toward darker, longer stories when I'm heading to the beach. [...]

History of Wolves / Emily Fridlund

History of Wolves / Emily Fridlund

Title: History of Wolves Author: Emily Fridlund Genre: Literary Fiction Publisher: Grove Atlantic, January 3rd 2017 Pages: 288 Synopsis: Linda has an idiosyncratic home life: her parents live in abandoned commune cabins in northern Minnesota and are hanging on to the last vestiges of a faded counter-culture world. The kids at school call her 'Freak', or 'Commie'. She is an outsider in [...]

Taxidermy

Taxidermy

His hands moved nimbly over the bird’s outstretched wing. He could feel the heat of the lamp to his left and see the dark mass of his shadow falling to the right side of the table. The ache in his back started at the base of his spine and climbed up each vertebra until it [...]

Upstream / Mary Oliver

Upstream / Mary Oliver

Title: Upstream: Selected Essays Author: Mary Oliver Genre: Nonfiction, Essay Collection Publisher: Penguin Press, October 11th 2016 Pages: 178 Synopsis: Comprising a selection of essays, Upstream finds beloved poet Mary Oliver reflecting on her astonishment and admiration for the natural world and the craft of writing.   As she contemplates the pleasure of artistic labor, finding solace and safety within the [...]