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The Inheritance: And Other Stories

How could the person closest to her be the only person who doesn’t read her work? I completely understand not wanting anyone to read your writing—the words a writer creates are her flesh; rearrange them and she’ll bruise; cut them out and she’ll bleed—but to bare yourself to the rest of the world and not share yourself with your husband?

The Dark Water

The more I read of The Dark Water, the more I’m reminded of the BBC’s Sherlock. I highly recommend this book to any Sherlockian who eagerly awaits the return of the hit show; with only three 90-minute episodes in each of its seasons thus far, Sherlock can be a bit of a tease. I almost feel like an addict…

Reviewer Spotlight: Aliza Scheiner

Which language do you wish you could speak to ask what question to whom? Portuguese—although my mom’s from Brazil, I only know a few Portuguese words and phrases. I would love to ask my mom about her childhood and hear her response in her native tongue. There are just some things that can’t be translated.

The Lincoln Lawyer

I’m all for the United States’ justice system—the ideas that people are innocent until proven guilty and that every person deserves to be defended. So I understand that there’s a need for criminal attorneys. But does it have to be Haller? The immediacy of the first person narrative brings me close to him, allowing me to feel like I know him personally, just like I would a family member or a close friend—close enough that I feel…

The Age of Miracles

It may not be great literature but I’ll admit, there’s something about this book—something riveting. Every so often, I have to remind myself, ‘Wait. We still have twenty-four hour days. Earth didn’t really slow down. Days are bright and nights are dark and stepping outside the…

The Things They Carried

How much of this story is true? How much is fiction? I know it’s categorized as a work of fiction, but so much of it (the author’s name, his war history, and his published works) is grounded in reality. I wish I knew what was what. Then again, none of that’s supposed to matter in a…