Paying the Land by Joe Sacco

Paying the Land is a nonfiction graphic novel about the indigenous peoples of Canada. The book covers the politics of land and resources, residential schooling, and horrors of abuse, both physical and substance. It is a tough read at times, but there is also great hope to be found in the changes that are being... Continue Reading →

I Killed Zoe Spanos by Kit Frick

A dual timeline... "Now" and "Then." A murder confession. One word that controls the plot: Murky! It is summer vacation and the small towns on Long Island are opening up to all the tourists of the season. But the year-long residents of Herron Mills are still reeling from the disappearance of local college student, Zoe... Continue Reading →

Child Star by Brian “Box” Brown

I was a big fan of the TV show Webster. Emmanuel Lewis plays a young African-American boy who is adopted by an ex-NFL lineman and his socialite wife. Webster is ridiculously cute and funny, and the script-writers take advantage of his looks and innocence. I remember getting to know him in the first season and... Continue Reading →

Queen’s Peril by E.K. Johnston

E.K. Johnston's Queen's Peril is set just a little while before Episode 1, The Phantom Menace. This was good and bad for me as a reader of Star Wars novels. Good because the first part of the novel focuses Amidala's ascent to the throne on Naboo and the hiring of her handmaidens. This is a... Continue Reading →

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