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“Jane Eyre”: A book about passion, independence and making difficult choices

“Jane Eyre”: A book about passion, independence and making difficult choices

(Photo Courtesy of Penguin Classics) Jane Eyre was originally published under a male pseudonym. Michael Parke Connector Staff   Charlotte Bronte’s 1847 novel, “Jane Eyre”, is an adventurous tale of one woman’s search for independence and love in 18th to 19th century England. Though set in the past, the book remains surprisingly fresh and relatable

“A King Alone” by Jean Giono: A mystery in the Alps leaves readers just as confused

A King Alone was published in 1947 (Photo Courtesy of Penguin Random House) Michael Parke Connector Contributor “A King Alone”, written by French author Jean Giono (1895-1970) in 1947, transports us to a remote French village in the Alps where chilling events happen in a sea of snow and fog. The story revolves around mysterious

Katrina Leno’s “Horrid”: A new whimsical, young adult horror released in time for this Halloween season

(Photo Courtesy from Little, Brown and Company) Kaliisha Cole Connector Editor Set in Bells Hollow, Maine, this latest psychological horror novel will have readers fearing the smell of roses and leave them suspicious of what lies behind closed doors. “Horrid” by Katrina Leno takes the typical ghost story and twists the genre with a unique

“Every Body Looking” by Candice Iloh: The debut young adult novel in verse that preaches the power of loving oneself

(Photo Courtesy of Penguin Random House) Kaliisha Cole Connector Editor On Sept. 22, new Young Adult novel in verse, “Every Body Looking”, was released by debut author, Candice Iloh. The novel’s structure of verses was unique while also reading like a typical prose novel, tackling the topics of starting college, family drama, body image issues

Early Departures by Justin A. Reynolds: A futuristic contemporary of second chances

(Photo courtesy of HarperCollins Publishers) Kaliisha Cole Connector Editor In “Early Departures”, author Justin A. Reynolds experiments with the concept of reanimation and the topic of second chances and death. What is immediately enjoyable is the style of writing and the fast-paced structure where the chapters count down from 100 which draws in the reader

“Each of Us a Desert” by Mark Oshiro: A young adult fantasy that experiments with loneliness and the power of stories

(Photo courtesy of Macmillan Publishers) Kaliisha Cole Connector Editor After a successful debut in 2018, Mark Oshiro produces a fresh Young Adult fantasy novel titled, “Each of Us a Desert.” What can be immediately noticed in “Each of Us a Desert” is the amount of culture and detail that is written in its pages. Oshiro

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