LitStack Review: Born a Crime – Stories from a South African Childhood by Trevor Noah

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Born A Crime – Stories from a South African Childhood Trevor Noah Random House Release Date:  November 15, 2016 ISBN 978-0-3995-8817-4 Reading biographies from entertainers tends to be a mixed bag. Sometimes you truly get a view of someone’s winding road to fame; other times, you get the equivalent of your grandparents’ slide show of [….]

LitStack Review: All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr

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All the Light We Cannot See Anthony Doerr Scribner Release Date:  May 6, 2014 ISBN 978-1-4767-4658-6 In 1934, six-year -old Marie-Laure’s eyesight fails due to congenital cataracts and she becomes completely blind.  At the time she is living in Paris with her father, who is the principal locksmith for the National Museum of Natural History.  [….]

Flash Review – Sweetness #9

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Sweetness #9 Stephan Eirik Clark Little, Brown and Company Release Date:  August 19, 2014 ISBN 978-0-316-27875-1 Talk about the into the belly of the beast! David Leveraux is a flavorist, a profession that creates “the flavors for everything from cherry in your can of soda to the butter on your popcorn.”  In 1973 the new [….]

Flash Review – Life After Life

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Life After Life Kate Atkinson Little, Brown and Company Release Date:  March 14, 2013 ISBN 978-0-316-17648-4 On a cold, snowy English night in 1910, a stillborn baby is born to upper middle class Sylvie and Hugh Todd.  They name her Ursula.  On the same night, little Ursula Todd is born with an umbilical cord wrapped [….]