The Education of Little Tree

by: Forrest Carter 1976 Fiction Subject Matter: Biography; Youth; American novelists; 20th century; Cherokee Indians Rating: 4/5 Don’t mind my puffy red eyes… Just allergies, I swear.

Unaccustomed Earth

By: Jhumpa Lahiri 2008 Fiction Subject Matter: Bengali Americans; Bengali; South Asian people; United States Rating: 4/5 Unaccustomed Earth reminded me how much I LOVE SHORT STORIES! Since college, I’ve stuck mostly to novels or nonfiction. But Jhumpa Lahiri‘s collection… Continue Reading

Travelogue Epilogue

The Travelogue series recounts a seventeen-day-long cross-country road trip I took at age 21 with two college friends. We started in Charlotte, NC, and ended up two weeks and 8,000 miles later in Los Angeles, CA. The previous 18 posts in the… Continue Reading

The Grapes of Wrath

By: John Steinbeck 1939 Fiction Subject Matter: Migrant agricultural laborers; Rural families; Depressions; Labor camps; California; Oklahoma; Domestic fiction; Political fiction Rating: 4/5 Well. I’m not to sure what to say about this one. The Grapes of Wrath wasn’t at… Continue Reading

Nickel and Dimed: On (Not) Getting By in America

By: Barbara Ehrenreich 2001 Nonfiction Subject Matter: Minimum wage in the United States; Unskilled labor in the United States; Poverty in the United States Rating: 2.5/5 I’m a little disappointed that Nickel and Dimed: On (Not) Getting By in America is… Continue Reading