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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]