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Jessie Horness, Book Reviewer

If describing oneself as a logophile in a book review biography is trite, than Jessie Horness is trite. She has a couple past lives inside this one, including as a hostel-hopping vagabond, yoga ex-pat, and classically trained actor. Currently, you’ll find her in Traverse City, Michigan, where she is working on her masters in clinical mental health counseling.

Horness is a long-time Ashtanga yoga practitioner, non-evangelical vegan, and is passionate about community cultivation, healing justice, freshwater beaches, and non-dairy milkshakes. Formative reads (not in order of life cycle stage) include Emergent Strategy, The Drifters, Infinite Jest, and All About Love.

Book Review

The Long Table Cookbook

by Jessie Horness

Understanding food as nourishment for mind, body, and soul, Amy Symington’s "The Long Table Cookbook" is a guide to plant-based cooking meant to be enjoyed together. Emphasizing both the physical benefits of plant-based recipes and the... Read More

Book Review

Starling Days

by Jessie Horness

Rowan Hisayo Buchanan’s novel "Starling Days" is a gentle treatise on the anatomy of sadness, wherein the many manifestations of modern melancholy raise questions about what it truly means to be “okay.” Mina wants to silence the... Read More

Book Review

Roxy

by Jessie Horness

At the opening of Esther Gerritsen’s Roxy, twenty-seven-year-old Roxy, a famous novelist and former tabloid fodder, learns that her husband has died. What follows is her unraveling. Introspective as it traces Roxy’s tragic fall, the... Read More

Book Review

Remembered

by Jessie Horness

“It’s high time they stop killing our people,” says a reverend in the opening of "Remembered". “If we don’t stop them now, it won’t ever stop.” Edward Freeman has died, publicly, tragically, and too young, and a tempest is... Read More

Book Review

The Teacher

by Jessie Horness

When a teacher takes her life, an unnamed narrator proves determined to ensure that her story is not lost to memory. Driven more by psychology than its plot, "The Teacher" is a chronology-jumping character study about the individual... Read More

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