The Crimson Petal and the White

By: Michel Faber 2002 Fiction Subject Matter: Great Britain; History; Victoria, 1837-1901; Perfumes industry; London; England; Young women; Prostitutes Rating: 4/5   The first thing I did after finishing this book was sit back and take a long, deep breath.… Continue Reading

Out Came the Sun: Overcoming the Legacy of Mental Illness, Addiction, and Suicide in My Family

By: Mariel Hemingway 2015 Nonfiction Rating: 3/5   Out Came the Sun is a pretty average book.

Meridian

By: Alice Walker 1976 Fiction Subject Matter: African American college students; African American women; Voter registration; Southern states; Atlanta Rating: 2/5 You probably know Alice Walker from┬áThe Color Purple. Like that novel,┬áMeridian is a depiction of the African-American experience. Walker… Continue Reading