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Michelle Anne Schingler, Book Reviewer

Ever since a kind librarian gifted a discarded board book to a very young Michelle, she’s regarded books as transformational. Her transition from divinity school into library work and book reviewing felt like a natural one. She likes books that surprise her by making her laugh out loud, that make her feel new and widening feelings, and that brim with quirkiness, and she still cannot resist the magic of a free book. She is the managing editor of Foreword Reviews.

Book Review

The Will to Die

by Michelle Anne Schingler

In the chilling murder mystery "The Will to Die", grifters lurk at the edges of a tight-knit community, threatening its peace. Corporate greed and racist proclivities direct Joe Pulizzi’s small-town murder mystery "The Will to Die".... Read More

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Coming Up for Air

by Michelle Anne Schingler

From the turn of the twentieth century into the present, the defiant and vivacious characters of Sarah Leipciger’s "Coming Up for Air" refuse to be suffocated by others’ expectations. In Paris, the haunting death mask of an unknown... Read More

Book Review

The Unseen

by Michelle Anne Schingler

Chronicling one generation of a hardscrabble island family’s life, Roy Jacobsen’s novel "The Unseen" is a pearlescent tribute to the alchemy of the sea. Ingrid, a bright-eyed child whose laughter is her family’s solace, is born on... Read More

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Little Siberia

by Michelle Anne Schingler

A meteorite plunges from the sky, its impact stirring up a small Finnish community’s vices. This celestial act begins "Little Siberia", the latest engrossing title from snark noir master Antti Tuomainen. Who owns the heavens? If you... Read More

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The Fortress

by Michelle Anne Schingler

Patriarchy meets its match in S. A. Jones’s speculative novel The Fortress. Jonathon was once a rising company man with an insatiable appetite for the young women who worked beneath him. When his wife, Adalia, discovered his predatory... Read More

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