THE REST OF US JUST LIVE HERE by Patrick Ness

“Because sometimes there are problems bigger than this week’s end of the world and sometimes you just have to find the extraordinary in your ordinary life.”  Congratulations, Mr. Patrick Ness: you’ve done it again. You’ve written a novel that’s managed to simultaneously make me feel sad and happy and deeply understood, a story that is … Continue reading THE REST OF US JUST LIVE HERE by Patrick Ness

MY ÁNTONIA by Willa Cather

“Whatever else was gone, Ántonia had not lost the fire of life.”  My Ántonia by Willa Cather blindsided me with its brilliance. I had never heard of it or the mastermind behind it until it became assigned reading for my Cultural Diversity in American Literature class. Even reading a brief description of this novel before … Continue reading MY ÁNTONIA by Willa Cather