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Darling

by Catherine Thureson

In Mercedes M. Yardley’s disquieting novel "Darling", a young mother fights to protect her children from the unseen evil that inhabits her hometown. Cherry returns to Darling, Louisiana, after the death of her estranged mother. It is... Read More

Book Review

A Particular Madness

by Catherine Thureson

Sheldon Russell’s heartbreaking historical novel "A Particular Madness" is set in midcentury rural Oklahoma. Jacob is the second child in a poor farming family. Much of his childhood is spent in isolation. He has little interest in, or... Read More

Book Review

Root and Ritual

by Catherine Thureson

Becca Piastrelli’s insightful spiritual text includes advice for living a satisfying life by connecting to one’s land, lineage, community, and self. Each of the book’s four sections begins with a philosophical discussion of the... Read More

Book Review

Bitter Magic

by Catherine Thureson

Based on the life story of a confessed witch, Nancy Hayes Kilgore’s engrossing historical novel "Bitter Magic" concerns a teenager with a dangerous interest in magic. In the harsh religious climate of seventeenth-century Scotland,... Read More

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