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We Have Always Lived in the Castle

A Suspenseful Tale of Two Sisters and a Haunting Past, By Shirley Jackson

Hmm, I seem to have read quite a few books about crazy people lately. This one is one of those. Shirley Jackson, who most people know from her short story “The Lottery” which almost everyone read in grade school at some point, has a particularly dark and suspenseful brand of writing and it shines in […]

Mathilda Savitch

An Engrossing Tale of a Girl Coping With Grief and Loss, By Victor Lodato

I didn’t mean to finish Mathilda Savitch. Not to say that I didn’t want to finish it, but it just wasn’t even anywhere remotely close to the top of my list of books I wanted to finish. But even though I bought it and mentally put it in my “read later” pile, I ended up […]