The Seven or Eight Deaths of Stella Fortuna//Book Review

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The Seven or Eight Deaths of Stella Fortuna by Juliet Grames is, in many ways, a masterpiece. Grames follows the Fortuna family through decades of their life in old-world Italy into their new life in America. We follow Stella, the oldest living Fortuna child (who is named after her older sister also named Stella who died as a baby), until … Read More

Book Club Reads and mini reviews

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So far 2019 is looking like it will be a good reading year for me. (Now that I’m out of grad school and have my brain back.) I’ve been spending more and more time making trips to our local library of late (we are LOVING that it’s four blocks from our house.) I also joined a second book club this … Read More

Books Read//First Half of 2018

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For those of you who don’t know, my goal is to read 52 books a year. I rarely accomplish this, but still I adore having goals. Between grad school, working full-time, and trying to get our book launched (publication date is January 22, 2019 – mark your calendars!), reading has often taken a back burner in life this year. That … Read More