Gayle Forman has previously written several successful YA novels. With Leave Me, she ventured into writing adult characters for the first time.
Maribeth Klein is a working mother of two and with little help from her husband, her life is as stressful as it gets. So stressful in fact that Maribeth ends up having a heart attack at only 44 years old. That should change things, right? But it doesn’t. So Maribeth does the unthinkable – she packs a bag and leaves. Read More »
The latest addition to the works of successful author Alice Hoffman, this novel describes a young woman’s struggles to find her way back into life after being the driver in an accident that left her best friend braindead. When the horrible tragedy occurred, Shelby, our protagonist, was just 17 years old. She and her best friend Helene had a promising future ahead of them – they had plans. But with Helene’s future obliterated forever, Shelby has trouble coping with the fact that she still has a life ahead of her.Read More »
The Princess Saves Herself In This One is a poetry collection divided into four sections: the princess, the damsel, the queen, you.
Amanda Lovelace’s poetry is beautiful. It’s unusual in that it’s not just about the quality and power of the words themselves. It’s not just about language.
Amanda Lovelace made format & layout – the way the words are arranged on paper – an essential part of her craft, thereby turning her literary debut into an all-around work of art.Read More »
In this short essay adapted from her TEDx Talk, Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie beautifully explains what it means to be a feminist. Drawing from her own experience as well as the experiences of friends, Adichie uses personal anecdotes to illustrate why feminism is still relevant and needed – to make the world a better place for all of us.Read More »
Milan Kundera’s novel centers around Tomas and Tereza, a Czech couple, and is set in Prague for the most part.
Some might say it’s a story about love, some might say it’s a story about faithfulness and the nature of relationships, but if you ask me none of that manages to capture the essence of the novel.
These are all just parts – ‘The Unbearable Lightness of Being‘ is bigger.Read More »