Review: All My Puny Sorrows

All My Puny Sorrows by Miriam Toews
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

While it might seem odd to say that I laughed out loud at times while reading a book primarily about suicide, I did indeed. It is, in equal parts, ironic, deeply sad, and completely hilarious. Incredibly moving, and with one of the best flawed yet believable narrators I’ve come across, this is a fantastic novel about life, love, and loss.
-Mrs. P.


Failure Is Impossible: Susan B. Anthony in Her Own Words, by Lynn Sherr

I would rate Lynn Sherr’s book, Failure Is Impossible: Susan B. Anthony in Her Own Words, 4 stars out of 5. Lynn Sherr does an excellent job of composing the book from historical resources, enlightening readers on  Susan B. Anthony. Sherr clarifies and elaborates many of Anthony’s words so it flows steadily. By letting us read Anthony’s own words, we understand Susan B. Anthony. Who she is as a woman, friend, and as a women’s rights activist. In this book Anthony’s undeterred character and optimistic view shines through the pages. Not only that, you learn that she is humorous, caring, and loyal too.

Review: Exit West

Exit West
Exit West by Mohsin Hamid
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

“We are all migrants through time.” “For when we migrate, we murder from our lives those we leave behind.” Hamid’s writing is powerful and evocative. The magical realism works so well with the theme – just a great, great read! A powerful allegory of the current migrant and refugee experience.
-Mrs. P.

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