We lived our little drama

Lately, I’ve been in the mood for short stories, so I found it the perfect time to pick up Eveningland, the latest from Michael Knight. I haven’t read his work before, but Knight is known for his ability to weave an engaging novella. Sure enough, his new book is a perfect example of beautiful southern storytelling. […]

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Take a Literary Road Trip

One of my favorite areas of the Lemuria store is the Southern fiction section. Nestled in a corner of the fiction room behind a bust of Eudora Welty, this part of the store is one I love to explore. From Rick Bass to Alice Walker, and everyone in between, the shelves are filled with some […]

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For Lovers of the Fantastical

Leigh Bardugo is one of my favorite authors in the Young Adult genre, and her Grisha trilogy takes the cake as THE fantasy series that I just can’t get enough of.   The first book in the Grisha trilogy is Shadow and Bone, which introduces you to Bardugo’s dark and beautifully-developed world. The country of Ravka, […]

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Be More Present

Are you constantly on the move? Do you wish you could feel more connected to the people around you? Do you feel like you have settled for “busy”? Well, Shauna Niequist knows how you feel. Her new Christian non-fiction book, Present Over Perfect, dives right into the idea that a busy life doesn’t necessarily mean a […]

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Another Brooklyn

Jacqueline Woodson won the 2014 National Book Award for her young adult novel Brown Girl Dreaming and has been a finalist for several others. Since Woodson’s new novel for adults Another Brooklyn was recently long-listed for the 2016 National Book Award, I thought I’d share with you just what this book is about and why you need to pick it […]

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“For the ones who dream of stranger worlds”

In V. E. Schwab’s A Darker Shade of Magic, there is more than one London. In fact, there are four: magic-less and ordinary Grey London; vibrant and thriving Red London; cold and cruel White London; and mysterious and powerful Black London, each with its own society and level of magic. The various worlds have been sealed off […]

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Ella Minnow Pea

My literary gem that I want to share with you this month is Ella Minnow Pea by Mark Dunn. Termed “a novel in letters,” it’s a perfect book for sharing some literary love. This witty, insightful tale takes place on the fictional island of Nollop off the coast of South Carolina. The island is named after Nevin […]

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The Boys in the Boat

“…those almost mystical bonds of trust and affection, if nurtured correctly, might lift a crew above the ordinary sphere, transport it to a place where nine boys somehow became one thing—a thing that could not quite be defined, a thing that was so in tune with the water and the earth and the sky above […]

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Humans of New York: Stories

It seems impossible to be able to capture what it is to be human, but Brandon Stanton has come pretty darn close. What started back in 2010 as one man trying to take a photographic census of the city of New York has now become an extremely successful blog with millions of followers. Humans of […]

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