Book Review: From a Certain Point of View

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Rating: 4.5/5

What it’s about: What if A New Hope was told entirely from the point of view of side characters. That’s the main premise of Star Wars: From a Certain Point of View. From the loyal captain of the Tantive IV determined to keep Princess Leia Organa safe until his last breath to the force ghost of Qui-Gon Jinn and everyone–both good and bad, both known and unknown–in between.

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Book Review: St. Lucy’s Home for Girls Raised by Wolves

Book: St. Lucy’s Home for Girls Raised by Wolves

Author: Karen Russell

Genre: short story collection / magical realism

Rating: 3/5

What it’s about: In this whimsical first collection of short stories by Karen Russell, girls wrestle alligators, brothers search for the ghost of their dead sister in a watery graveyard, the son of a minotaur journeys west with his family, and sleepaway camps try to cure their campers of a whole host of ills.  Continue reading

Book Review: Vampires in the Lemon Grove

Book Review: Vampires in the Lemon Grove

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Book: Vampires in the Lemon Grove

Author: Karen Russell

Genre: short story collection / magical realism

Rating: 4.5/5

What it’s about: The fantastic abounds in this collection of short stories by Karen Russell. From tales about presidents reincarnated as horses and vampires trying to live off of lemons in a lemon grove to tales about tailgating in Antarctica, this collection really runs the full length of the magical realism spectrum.  Continue reading