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Hemingway's 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...
‘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.
Literature we Love: The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern

Literature we Love: The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern

Anna Huener September 22, 2020

One of my favorite reads this past summer was Erin Morgenstern’s The Night Circus. Set in the late 1800s, Morgenstern’s debut novel follows the creation and story of the famous “Cirque de Reves”,...

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 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 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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