Friday reads: Foxlowe and The Girls

I discovered Foxlowe by Eleanor Wasserberg and The Girls by Emma Cline because both were short-listed for the Shirley Jackson Awards this year (which is one of my favorite award lists--always something good to read on that shortlist). I read them back to back and was struck by how similar, and different, they were from each other. Both are about young … Continue reading Friday reads: Foxlowe and The Girls

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Recommended Reading: The People in the Trees

The People in the Trees by Hanya Yanagihara is a dark book that really sticks with you. On an expedition to a remote island in the South Pacific, a scientist discovers that the native people have significantly increased their lifespans by eating a rare turtle, but their immortality comes at the price of severe mental degeneration. After … Continue reading Recommended Reading: The People in the Trees