• Trust, Trauma, and Family in Caela Carter’s Forever, or a Long Long Time

    Trust, Trauma, and Family in Caela Carter’s Forever, or a Long Long Time0

    Forever, or a Long Long Time Caela Carter Harper Collins March 7, 2017 Disclaimer: A review copy was provided by the publisher in exchange for an honest review.   Trauma does not define a person, but it can cause seemingly endless aftershocks. Flora and Julian, a sister and brother who spent a considerable amount of

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  • On Immigration and Motherhood: A Book Review of Lucky Boy

    On Immigration and Motherhood: A Book Review of Lucky Boy0

    Lucky Boy Shanthi Sekaran G.P. Putnam’s Sons January 10, 2017 Lucky Boy is a lush and poignant tale about two different mothers who are in love with the same baby boy, Ignacio. Solimar Castro-Valdez, a young undocumented Mexican immigrant working as a maid/nanny in Berkeley, California, is the biological mother of Ignacio. Kavya Reddy is

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  • Movies That Moved Me In 2016

    Movies That Moved Me In 20161

    I’m not particularly interested in Best Of lists. After the third list it gets stale and instead of discussing art that moved us, the discourse instead seems to focus on who wrote the best list, what rank the obviously good things appeared in. So this year I asked our writers to tell me about the

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