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Weekly Reviews: Identity

brain on fire

As promised, we have our full complement of reviews for the week, all in one omnibus post.  These week’s books are all about identity.  In our first book, Brain on Fire by Susannah Cahalan, Cahalan recounts her harrowing experience of grappling with a rare brain disease called autoimmune encephalitis, which brought on hallucinations, paranoia, and [...]

The Distant Hours

Distant Hours

Gothic mysteries from Jane Eyre to Rebecca to Diane Setterfield’s Alex Award-winning The Thirteenth Tale are popular with teen readers who enjoy mystery, suspense, romance, and a touch of horror or the supernatural. One of my favorites, which also has teen appeal, is John Harwood’s The Ghost Writer (Houghton Mifflin, 2004). It is a layered, spooky ghost [...]