Tag Archives: coming of age

Stranger Things: 5 Key Moments

Yes, I am late to the band wagon when it comes to watching (and praising) Netflix’s short, 8 hour, nostalgia-fieled romp.  When I first saw previews, I thought that it was some kind of strange children’s show. Then SNL did … Continue reading

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The Ocean at the End of the Lane

I had the perfect yard growing up.  There was a huge hill in the back, perfect for sledding, and at the very bottom, a creek that teemed with frogs in the spring and summer.  There was a large, old oak … Continue reading

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Paper Towns

There are some writers who have such a distinctive style that, no matter what the topic of the book is, you have no doubt who wrote it.  In some ways that’s a great credit to the author, a sign of … Continue reading

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The Round House: Or “To Kill a Mockingbird Take II”

When I picked up “The Round House” by Louise Erdrich, I was initially attracted by the big gold circle on the front cover, proudly proclaiming it as a National Book Award winner. (Also it’s a New York Times bestseller, though … Continue reading

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The Advent of Young Adult Fiction

First, an explanation: in the midst of studying for the Bar, it seems that all my previous neurotic tendencies have exploded into a frenzied ball of non-stop crazy: which I didn’t really notice until discussing it with a friend today. … Continue reading

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