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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

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

Book Review

Finding the Lost

by Jessie Horness

"Finding the Lost" is magical as its aspirational young lead finds her true strength. Alicia is an adventurer by nature. With high school just around the corner, however, long hikes and frog catching have taken a backseat to schoolwork... Read More

Book Review

Firefly

by Jessie Horness

Full of camp and character, Firefly: The Big Damn Cookbook will be a delight to any fan of this cult favorite. Featuring big, beautiful, glossy production stills mingling with appetite-arousing full-page food shots, this cookbook from... Read More

Book Review

Just Enough

by Jessie Horness

Part memoir, part cookbook, part philosophical musing, "Just Enough" is perhaps the first recipe anthology you’ll read cover-to-cover before placing it on your kitchen shelf. In eleven reflective chapters, Gesshin Claire Greenwood uses... Read More

Book Review

The Friendship Lie

by Jessie Horness

Cora, her twin brother Kyle, and their friend Sybella have been inseparable since the second grade. As they start fifth grade, though, conflict arises between Cora and Sybella, and their best-friendship seems doomed. Told through the... Read More

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