Author: Anna Tschetter

Grit by Gillian French [Review]

Grit Gillian French HarperTeen May 16, 2017 I love a small town story. I grew up in various small towns around the Midwest so I can really appreciate when an author can capture the sense of claustrophobia that sometimes comes with that life. Gillian French’s Grit explores those themes but never quite gets there for…

Dogears: Inverting Tropes in Storytelling

Becoming Unbecoming Una Arsenal Pulp Press December 1, 2015 Una simultaneously explores the terror of living through her own sexual abuses and the entirely-too-geographically-close Yorkshire Ripper’s serial killings in 1977 Northern England. There is an amazing amount of thoughtful material about abuser’s tactics, survivor’s coping mechanisms, the commonplace attitudes that breed violence against women, and…

Books that Moved Us in 2016

2016 was kind of an odd year for books. There was a new Harry Potter (of sorts), more celebrity memoirs than we will ever need, and some Star Wars novelizations. A number of books were published to great acclaim—The Underground Railroad by Colson Whitehead, Do Not Say We Have Nothing by Madeleine Thien and The Sellout by Paul Beatty, to name…

Zombicide: Feel Real Despair!

It’s October, and while many of us here at WWAC are thinking about witches, I’ve got zombies on the brain. Generally, I like zombies, and with Halloween coming up, it’s the perfect time to ponder the nature of humanity and confront our discomfort with the dead by thinking about zombies.