Demon Copperhead Book Review

Demon Copperhead Book Review

Demon Copperhead by Barbara Kingsolver Book Review by Kristine Madera   The word that kept popping into my mind as I listened to this book was “relentless.” Demon Copperhead is the first-person narrator in this modern retelling of Charles Dickens’s David...
A Psalm for the Wild Built 

A Psalm for the Wild Built 

A Psalm for the Wild Built by Becky Chambers Book Review by Kristine Madera   This Hugo Award-winning novella is a balm in an increasingly shrill world. This first in the Monk and Robot series is the first “Cozy Sci-Fi” sub-genre that I’ve read, having heard...
Book Review: The Great Alone

Book Review: The Great Alone

The Great Alone by Kristin Hanna Book Review by Kristine Madera    You know a book is good when you yell at the characters for the choices they make. This was that book for me. The characters were rich and true to themselves (as frustrating as that was.) Alaska...
Book Review: Selfie by Will Storr

Book Review: Selfie by Will Storr

Selfie: How We Became So Self-Obsessed by Will Storr Book Review by Kristine Madera    Full disclosure, I like political and socioeconomic history told from a compelling angle, so I was thrilled with Will Storr’s book Selfie, which stitches together the ancient...
Book Review: Euphoria by Lily King

Book Review: Euphoria by Lily King

Euphoria by Lily King Review by Kristine Madera    I was drawn to Euphoria by Lily King because it took place in Papua New Guinea and I was a Peace Corps Volunteer there—and had traveled briefly to the Sepik River where much of the story took place. Within the...