Posts Published by LeAnn Suchy

Dietland

I usually avoid storylines revolving around a woman’s weight. I’m not interested books like Size 12 is Not Fat, and I’m never going to watch “This is Us,” even though many people tell me that…

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Force of Nature

Whenever someone at work describes after-work team building exercises, I cringe, rightfully so, but Jane Harper made them even more cringe-worthy in her latest mystery, Force of Nature. Five female colleagues, on a corporate weekend…

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Bluebird, Bluebird

Bluebird, Bluebird by Attica Locke is set in Lark, a small town in East Texas, where black people steer clear of a bar crawling with the Aryan Brotherhood and take solace at Geneva’s, a small…

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Sing, Unburied, Sing

Sing, Unburied, Sing by Jesmyn Ward is a haunting tale of the Jim Crow south and its reverberations, generations deep. In rural Mississippi, thirteen-year-old Jojo lives with his aging grandparents who he refers to as…

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Yesterday

You have to suspend a lot of belief to really love Yesterday by Felicia Yap, a sci-fi mystery where people either remember one day or two. In Yesterday, the world is divided into Monos and…

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Faller

Faller by Will McIntosh is a very strange sci-fi novel. It begins fabulously, with our hero waking up not knowing where he is, his name, how to read, what the name for common things is,…

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