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Hemingways Timeless Tragedy: The Old Man and the Sea

Hemingway’s Timeless Tragedy: The Old Man and the Sea

Anna Huener, Staff Writer April 16, 2021
Ernest Hemingway’s The Old Man and the Sea opens with a calm, quiet, sadness. An old man, lonely and unlucky in his fishing pursuits, lives on the coast. His life is simple, brightened slightly by his relationship with a young boy who cares for him...
Lyrical and sweet: Arthur Golden’s Memoirs of a Geisha

Lyrical and sweet: Arthur Golden’s Memoirs of a Geisha

Anna Huener, Staff Writer February 18, 2021
Memoirs of a Geisha, by Arthur Golden, narrates the life of a young girl, Chiyo, as she navigates living as a geisha in early 20th-century Japan.
‘Today Will be Different’: Maria Semple’s not-so-different novel

‘Today Will be Different’: Maria Semple’s not-so-different novel

Anna Huener, Staff Writer December 17, 2020
I picked up Today Will be Different excited, looking for a story as well-crafted as Where’d you go, Bernadette? While Semple’s latest book is witty and engaging in the same ways, it is also disappointingly similar to her previous one.
10 books to read this Summer

10 books to read this Summer

Anna Huener June 4, 2020

While 2020 has been an obvious rollercoaster, things are starting to slow down in terms of school, and heat up in terms of weather. With even more free time comes the inevitable; boredom. Some of these...

Literature we love: The Bunker Diary and The Wrath and the Dawn

Literature we love: The Bunker Diary and The Wrath and the Dawn

Anna Huener April 14, 2020
When one reads a story of a kidnapping, the expected result is an unsettlingly dark story. Kevin Brooks brings this disturbing effect to new levels in his novel The Bunker Diary.
Literature We Love

Literature We Love

Anna Huener March 25, 2020

Interpreter of Maladies - Jhumpa Lahiri Acclaimed author Jhumpa Lahiri is famous for her stories about family, marriage, and cultural struggle. Interpreter of Maladies, published in 1999, was...

Literature we Love

Literature we Love

Anna Huener February 12, 2020

A Tree Grows in Brooklyn, Betty Smith Over the past few months that I have been reviewing books, I have tended to avoid classics and older books. My logic usually includes the knowledge that these...

Literature we Love

Literature we Love

Anna Huener December 19, 2019

Rocket Boys, Homer Hickam Homer Hickam’s October Sky is a memoir set in the 1950s West Virginia. The story takes place in coal-mining town Coalwood and is told from the perspective of high-school...

Literature we Love

Literature we Love

Anna Huener November 7, 2019

The Perks of Being a Wallflower, by Stephen Chbosky Stephen Chbosky captures the struggles of high school in The Perks of Being a Wallflower. Published in 1999, the book has passed its 20th anniversary....

Literature we Love

Literature we Love

Anna Huener October 8, 2019

Afternoon of the Faun, by James Lasden For those who like a good read with a political spark, Afternoon of the Faun is a riveting story fueled by current issues. Author James Lasden writes a compelling...

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