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The Lying Life of Adults

by Eileen Gonzalez

The pain of adolescence is complicated by family secrets and persistent grudges in Elena Ferrante’s devastating novel, "The Lying Life of Adults". For thirteen-year-old Giovanna, her father’s side of the family has always been a... Read More

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Truganini

by Eileen Gonzalez

Truganini is a near-mythic figure in Australian history; called “the last Tasmanian,” she died in 1876. Drawing on contemporary sources, Cassandra Pybus reconstructs Truganini’s eventful life, from her early abuse at the hands of... Read More

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The Town Crazy

by Eileen Gonzalez

Rumors and jealousy have irreparable consequences in Suzzy Roche’s novel, "The Town Crazy". People love to gossip in Hanzloo, Pennsylvania: about Lil, who hasn’t been out of the house all summer; about Luke, who just moved from New... Read More

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Prodigal

by Eileen Gonzalez

Estranged siblings deal with their dying father, and each other, in Charles Lambert’s novel "Prodigal". Jeremy and Rachel have never been close. Rachel, always their father’s favorite, resents her mother and brother for abandoning... Read More

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The Memory Monster

by Eileen Gonzalez

In Yishai Sarid’s dark, thoughtful novel "The Memory Monster", a Holocaust historian struggles with the weight of his profession. The story takes the form of a letter written by the anonymous narrator to explain an unspecified event.... Read More

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