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Firekeeper’s Daughter

Firekeeper’s Daughter by Angeline Boulley is set in Sault Saint Marie, Michigan. The protagonist Daunis Fontaine’s life straddles two adjacent and occasionally overlapping communities, one of her white French Canadian mother and the other of the Sugar Land Ojibwe Tribe of her late father. Author Angeline Boulley is a member of Sault Saint Marie Ojibwe …

25 Best Novels Set During the Great Depression

After reading Kristin Hannah’s The Four Winds and Jojo Moyes’s The Giver of Stars, it got me thinking about other novels set during the Great Depression. Despite their often dire and difficult settings, these books are often portraits in survival or courage, though often tinged with man’s failings and disappointments as well. General Adult Novels …

The Lost Apothecary

The Lost Apothecary by Sarah Penner drew me in with its gorgeous cover and tantalizing premise. I normally do quite a bit of research on books — reading reviews, trying to get a sense of the plot, etc. — before mentally committing to reading something. But with The Lost Apothecary, I decided to take a …

Klara and the Sun

Klara and the Sun by Kazuo Ishiguro is a “soft” science fiction book (dealing with the implications of science fiction without much emphasis on the science behind it). Ishiguro fans likely know that he’s no stranger to the genre, having penned other sci-fi titles in the past (The Buried Giant and Never Let Me Go). …

The Wife Upstairs

In The Wife Upstairs, Rachael Hawkins reimagines the classic gothic novel Jane Eyre as a Southern Gothic thriller set in Alabama. It’s in some ways successful, less so in others. On the plus side, The Wife Upstairs borrows from Jane Eyre, but modernizes and twists the story in interesting ways. A lot of the base …