“Dearest Arlette” gives a more personal take on history

Jonathan Rainey, Staff Writer

January 26, 2012

“Dearest Arlette: Everyday Life in Postwar America and France, 1945-1955,” by Emily Hosmer de Montluzin and Emily Lorraine de Motluzin reminds the reader of the nearly-lost art of writing letters for correspondence. The...

Painfully spoiler-free book review: “A Dance with Dragons”

Joseph Conner, Copy Editor

September 7, 2011

After six long years, “A Dance with Dragons” exploded onto the marketplace, debuting at No. 1 on the New York Times Best Seller list. The fifth installment in George R. R. Martin’s epic series “A Song of Ice and Fire” ...

Book review of “Dash and Lily’s Book of Dares”

Jessica M. Upchurch, Entertainment Reviewer

March 2, 2011

As a fan of the teen novel "Nick & Norah's Infinite Playlist," written by Rachel Cohn and David Leviathan, I was thrilled to see that this duo wrote another novel titled "Dash and Lily's Book of Dares" (published by Alfred...

Mormon memoir leads readers to anaylze themselves

Jessica M. Upchurch, Entertainment Reviewer

January 26, 2011

I don't care what anybody says, people judge books by their covers. If you have a boring cover, it will be overlooked. How else are the masses going to pick out one book from thousands? Heaven forbid we do any research. In...

“The Book Thief” Review

Jessica M. Upchurch, Entertainment Reviewer

November 3, 2010

All through middle school and high school, students are assigned to read books with a World War II setting, and quick to follow is the innocent fascination with the time period and, particularly, with the horrors. (How many...

Aim for the Head: A Book Review

Jessica Upchurch, Reviewer

October 20, 2010

A fascination with the undead has a chokehold on America’s mainstream media; you can’t walk into a theatre without seeing fangs on this or that poster or an “I <3 Zombies” written across the chest of a t-shirt. Every...

Setterfield writes modern novel with classic style

Shannon Beaudry, Staff Writer

September 8, 2010

A lonely heroine, a mysterious volume of fairy tales, cold English moors, a rich and reclusive hostess, sordid tales of a family's disintegration and ghosts-each of these elements would be welcome and expected in any number of...

Novel explores Thomas Jefferson’s hypocrisy regarding slavery

Shannon Beaudry, Staff Writer

August 23, 2010

"Clotel, Or the President's Daughter" is a work of historical fiction in which William Wells Brown explores the belief that Thomas Jefferson had several illegitimate children with a slave woman. This idea has been very much debated...

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