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Sexual Revolution

by Ashley Holstrom

"Sexual Revolution" is Laurie Penny’s radical work of literary journalism; it concerns current sociopolitical climates and the ways that feminism can save the world. Penny takes a deep look at the powers that try to keep society under... Read More

Book Review

Truth and Other Lies

by Ashley Holstrom

In Maggie Smith’s novel "Truth and Other Lies", three driven women make life-altering decisions about the secrets they’ve kept in order to get ahead. Megan, a young, liberal journalist, moves back into her overprotective mother’s... Read More

Book Review

The End of Burnout

by Ashley Holstrom

Thorough in analyzing the history and psychology of work and exhaustion, Jonathan Malesic’s book suggests ways to revamp a system that burns people out. Malesic quit his tenured university position when he realized that the work no... Read More

Book Review

Just Maria

by Ashley Holstrom

In Jay Hardwig’s sweet novel "Just Maria", a blind twelve-year-old girl wants to be known for what she does, not by the fact of her disability. Maria was born with tumors in her retinas; she’s never experienced sight. She has a cane... Read More

Book Review

Ruse

by Ashley Holstrom

Robert Kerbeck’s juicy memoir "Ruse" tells riveting tales about working in Hollywood and Wall Street at the same time—and about committing white collar crimes. In his twenties, Kerbeck, a struggling actor, found a job listing for a... Read More

Book Review

The Gaps

by Ashley Holstrom

Leanne Hall’s exploratory novel "The Gaps" is about what it feels like to be left behind after tragedy strikes. When sixteen-year-old Yin is abducted, her community is rocked. Everyone at the elite Balmoral Ladies College is on edge as... Read More

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