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Aimee Jodoin, Book Reviewer

A former editor at Foreword Reviews, Aimee Jodoin now lives the library life in Grand Rapids, Michigan. She prefers to be surrounded by books of the contemporary literary and science fiction variety; her favorite authors are Haruki Murakami, Zadie Smith, Karen Russell, and Kazuo Ishiguro, though progressive debut novels are what truly give her joy. Her interests both in and out of books include feminism, healthy living, environmental sustainability, and cats. She is currently—perpetually—writing a novel, of course.

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Dead Serious and Lighthearted

by Aimee Jodoin

Moving through the civil rights movement, the shock waves of JFK’s assassination, and the drama of Watergate, these “memorable words” hold incredible significance. From Eisenhower’s “Peace may be the only climate possible for... Read More

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Love Interrupted

by Aimee Jodoin

In the South Africa of Reneilwe Malatji’s "Love Interrupted", infidelity runs rampant without consequence, mothers-in-law judge their sons’ wives mercilessly, and women find it hard to attain respect no matter their social or... Read More

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Not a Poster Child

by Aimee Jodoin

"Not a Poster Child" is enlivened by its uniquely compassionate approach to living with a disability. Francine Falk-Allen’s unputdownable memoir, "Not a Poster Child", is as inspiring and entertaining as it is heart-wrenching. The... Read More

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Rock Solid

by Aimee Jodoin

Difficulties are not all for nothing in "Rock Solid", a historical saga about human resilience. Carolyn Muir Helfenstein’s historical family saga "Rock Solid" reveals the tenacity it took settlers to survive and thrive in colonial... Read More

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The Gold Shaper

by Aimee Jodoin

"The Gold Shaper" is a fast-paced, exciting coming-of-age story about identity and the search for a deeper purpose. The second novel in a trilogy, Philip Atlas Clausen’s "The Gold Shaper" puts a twist on the western genre by pairing a... Read More

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The Blues Walked In

by Aimee Jodoin

Spanning ten years, this inspiring biographical novel illuminates the personal life of jazz singer and civil rights activist Lena Horne. Lena Horne was a woman to be reckoned with. She lived a long, eventful life, but this novelization... Read More

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The Tell

by Aimee Jodoin

The day-to-day subtle tensions within relationships, which shift over time, propel the narrative forward. The ghosts of Linda I. Meyers’s family haunt her memoir, "The Tell", in which she searches for hints that reveal the true nature... Read More

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