Book Review – “Call Us What We Carry” by Amanda Gordon

book cover of Amanda Gorman's "Call Us What We Carry"

To me, it feels like a privilege to read Amanda Gordon’s poetry – to hear her unique voice and inhabit her language and her world. As our youngest-ever U.S. Poet Laureate, she explores the current ethos of our shared pandemic isolation, uncertainty, and grief, and the ever-raw, intergenerational trauma of … Read more

Judy Staber’s new book received an excellent review in Chronogram

Judy Staber book jacket for "Rise Above It, Darling"

Rise Above it, Darling: The Story of Joan White—Actor, Director, Teacher, Producer and (Sometimes) Mother  Judy White StaberTroy Book Makers, 2022, Joan White, who died in 1999, was a consummate professional. On stage, her comedic chops earned her a lifelong harvest of rave reviews; behind the scenes, her directing and … Read more

Hoopla Book Club

Unlimited reads at the same time. The Girls in the Stilt House, is such a masterful piece of historical fiction that it’s hard to believe it’s Kelly Mustian’s debut. Expertly crafted and assuredly told, it’s a captivating, moving tale that will sweep you away to the heat, humidity, and stickiness … Read more

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