Book Review: The Trick by Emanuel Bergmann

He picked up the penny, squeezed his eyes shut as hard as he could, and wished Dad was gone. Just like that. When he opened his fist, the penny was still in his hand. He heard the distant rumble of thunder in the San Gabriel Mountains. It would rain soon. Max suddenly felt bad. He … Continue reading Book Review: The Trick by Emanuel Bergmann

Book Review: Nine Folds Make A Paper Swan by Ruth Gilligan

Of course, there is nothing remarkable about the process, this much at least she knows. Because we do it to ourselves all the time— turn our lives into a story— anything to try to keep the chaos of the self in check. Three separate narratives presented with intricate detail and knitted together showcase the history … Continue reading Book Review: Nine Folds Make A Paper Swan by Ruth Gilligan