At Hampden College, A Different Kind of Greek Life

  I’ve made no secret of the fact that I did not share the public affection for Donna Tartt’s Pulitzer Prize-winning novel The Goldfinch. Given the praise it received, though, I was determined to take a stab at some of her other work, in hope of discerning that it was the protagonist [quite possible] or…

Quick Picks: Everyone Brave is Forgiven

            NetGalley provided an advance copy of “Everyone Brave is Forgiven” for this review.  Image Credit   Everyone Brave is Forgiven is a novel told from two perspectives: that of Mary North, a beautiful scion of English society who is desperate to take part in the war effort, and Alistair…

Million Dollar Baby: What is ‘The Girls’ Really Worth?

“Isn’t that the girl with the 2 million dollar book deal?” On more than one occasion, this question instantly followed the reveal that I was currently reading Emma Cline’s first novel, The Girls. Obvious implication: is the book actually worth 1 million dollars (unless I’m mistaken, the 2 million is for a two-book deal). During…