Litstack Recs: Fairyland & Scribe

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Fairyland: A Memoir of My Father, by Alysia Abbott “The truth is,” Alysia Abbot writes in her debut memoir, Fairyland: A Memoir of My Father, “I did want to be my dad’s poem. I wanted to be his drawing, his novella, his most refined work of art. I wanted him to shape me with his [….]

Featured Author Review: ‘Messenger’ by Lois Lowry

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Messenger Lois Lowry Houghton Mifflin ISBN 0-618-40441-4 —♦— In Messenger, Lois Lowry’s third book in The Giver quartet, Matty is a young teen in a utopian community simply called Village. Jonas, the main character in The Giver and Village’s Leader, worries about the fate of their peaceful existence. The evil Trade Master has come on [….]

Featured Auhthor Review: ‘Gathering Blue’ by Lois Lowry

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  Gathering Blue Lois Lowry Ember/Random House, Inc. Copyright 2000 ISBN 978-0-440-22949-0 Written seven years after her iconic “children’s” book, The Giver, Lois Lowry returns to a future world in the companion piece, Gathering Blue, but this time, society has not advanced.  Instead, the future appears desolately dystopian, with rigid social mores and traditions even [….]