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 Challenge//Remember Us

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Hi friends! We are so loving connecting with book clubs and talking about our book, Remember Us. I recently attended a newly-formed Books and Brunch club to talk about Remember Us, our characters, and our experience writing the book. IT WAS SO FUN. They asked some amazing questions about the plotlines and characters and, bonus: they fed me an INCREDIBLE … Read More

The Heart’s Invisible Furies I Book Review

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The Heart’s Invisible Furies by John Boyne has been getting rave reviews everywhere I’ve seen it posted, so I was stoked to finally get my hands on a copy. (Thank you, library.) The whole time I was reading this book (all 850 pages of it), I was thinking, “Wow, I can’t wait to review this!” It opens with a bang:  … Read More