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Book Review: Rotten Rapunzel by Anita Valle

The following review contains minimal spoilers for Rotten Rapunzel, but will spoil the previous installments in the series. This is the culmination of the Dark Fairy Tale Queen series—so far, at least. As a fairy tale fanatic, this installment is the highlight of the series. This is not a series where one after another fairy tales… Continue reading Book Review: Rotten Rapunzel by Anita Valle

Review: Memoir

Book Review: Born a Crime by Trevor Noah

An autobiography of the comedian Trevor Noah, this book tells stories of his childhood, adolescence and early adulthood in South Africa, during and after apartheid. Born a Crime opens with the text of the law that forbade white men and black women from having intercourse during apartheid. After that, this autobiography is segmented into 18… Continue reading Book Review: Born a Crime by Trevor Noah

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Book Review: Angela’s Ashes by Frank McCourt

I attended the 2017 San Francisco Writer's Conference in February, and kept on hearing praise of Angela's Ashes. I vaguely remembered the title as something my mother used to own. I remembered it being a large-ish book that would throw off my attempts to alphabetize the biography section of my parents' home "library". Later, on… Continue reading Book Review: Angela’s Ashes by Frank McCourt