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Normal People by Sally Rooney

By Lynn Ford There is a point in one’s life — that can last a day or even years — in which one questions life and its purpose.  The transition from high school to college is usually the particular time... Continue Reading →

Beverly, Right Here by Kate DiCamillo

By Elaina Abbott Beverly, just fourteen years old, runs away from her home because there is nothing left for her there. Her mom is an alcoholic, and her dog, Buddy is buried beneath the orange trees and one of her... Continue Reading →

All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr

By Gabrielle Swartzentruber Light often symbolizes purity, innocence, truth, and is one of the most common natural phenomena in the universe.  But what happens when light is taken for granted, or even taken away?  In his award-winning novel All the... Continue Reading →

How to Make Friends with the Dark by Kathleen Glasgow

By Madison Dykes Grief is a simultaneously universal and elusive feeling, weaving in and out of people’s lives like an aimless, wandering child—seemingly unaware of just how much of an effect it has. It can often feel akin to walking... Continue Reading →

Wounds are Where Light Enters by Walter Wangerin Jr.

By Joanna Smith             Wounds are Where Light Enters is an extraordinary book that explores God’s grace being shown in many unexpected ways. Walt Wangerin Jr. emphasizes how God’s grace can be seen through the unlikeliest of people and through... Continue Reading →

Lisa See’s The Tea Girl of Hummingbird Lane

By Jamie Mast The Tea Girl of Hummingbird Lane by Lisa See, Scribner, 2017. $27, 364 pages The Tea Girl of Hummingbird Lane, by Lisa See, focuses on the life of a Chinese girl from a remote tea village. Li-yan... Continue Reading →

A Review of Ill Will by Dan Chaon

By Emily Oliver Dan Chaon’s Ill Will is not your traditional “whodunnit” murder mystery. The action of the plot follows two separate investigations that consume the life of psychologist Dustin Tillman. The first is a childhood trauma, specifically the murder... Continue Reading →

John Green. Turtles All the Way Down. Dutton Books.

By Kayla Rundquist John Green really knows how to make t-shirts. No, the acclaimed author has not suddenly become involved in the textile industry, nor has he received a degree in graphic design. However, his novels are a cache of... Continue Reading →

Book Review: Jordan Peterson’s Twelve Rules for Life

By Aaron Elias Jordan Peterson, the author of Twelve Rules for Life, is a University of Toronto Professor, former Harvard Lecturer, and seasoned clinical psychologist. He has recently been at the forefront of several controversies in Canada and a viral... Continue Reading →

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