The delicious layers of this novel explore the chasm in human communication. The two sides of a marriage (the journey to and through it) are adventured through boldly and honestly. In Fates and Furies, Lauren Groff shows her master of the internal world we each have and how our circumstances shape us despite that internal core. I treasure what this novel has to say about creativity and trust. Groff’s sentences are clean and moving, her plot guiding you to the most satisfying of ends.  

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ISBN: 9781594634475
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Published: Riverhead Books - September 15th, 2015

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Published: Riverhead Books - September 13th, 2016

When established brands decide to "diversify", the results are usually disastrously insincere. So I greeted Marvel's announcement of their intention to re-launch Ms. Marvel with a Muslim teenage girl as the title hero with some skepticism. But the comic itself has more than won me over. Kamala Khan, a Pakistani- American, has the devoted fandom of a true believer when it comes to The Avengers, especially Captain Marvel. When she decides to be "normal" for a night and defies her family rules she discovers two things: 1. "normal" kids value her as a token trophy instead of a person and 2. that she has inhuman genes allowing her to shape shift. Ms. Marvel Vol. 1 is drawn in bold colors and the lines are sharp but scratchy, like a hand had something to do with the process. The style overall is referential to the late 80s, early 90s comics I grew up on. Ms. Marvel continues to evolve and complicate as Kamala struggles with labels, beliefs, expectations, and her newfound responsibility. Enjoy this current iteration of a classic coming of age comic.

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By G. Willow Wilson (Text by), Jacob Wyatt (Illustrator), Adrian Alphona (Illustrator)
$15.99
ISBN: 9780785190226
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Published: Marvel - April 7th, 2015

Continuing the delightful madness begun in their 2011 collection, A Study in Sherlock, famed Sherlockian authors Laurie R. King and Leslie S. Klinger have once again sought out writers from a variety of genres to step into the realm of Baker Street. From new fictions penned by the likes of literary critic Michael Dirda to international bestselling authors of Sara Paretsky’s caliber, In the Company of Sherlock Holmes (Pegasus Books, $24.95) is one of the most thoroughly imagined and genuinely Holmesian projects yet undertaken. Whether you are a Holmes fanatic or a more casual observer of the great game, step into the worlds painted by these talented authors, which feature their takes on the classic characters, cases, and casualties from Arthur Conan Doyle’s greatest creation.

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By Leslie S. Klinger (Editor), Laurie R. King (Editor)
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ISBN: 9781605986586
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Published: Pegasus Crime - November 11th, 2014

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By Leslie S. Klinger (Editor), Laurie R. King (Editor)
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ISBN: 9781605989174
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Published: Pegasus Crime - December 7th, 2015

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