Peyton Place by Grace Metalious

Grace Metalious (1924 - 1964) The story of Grace's life isn't an overly happy one. She was born into a broken, impoverished home in the backwoods of New Hampshire in the middle of the Great Depression. At eighteen she married George Metalious and had her first child. Grace drank, swore and wore baggy men's clothing. … Continue reading Peyton Place by Grace Metalious

Midnight’s Children by Salman Rushdie

Salman Rushdie Midnight's Children was Salman Rushdie's second novel, published in 1981. The novel blending magical realism and historical fiction won the Booker Prize that year. It was very uncontroversial, even being deemed the best novel of all previous winners of the Booker Prize. Salman Rushdie, a British Indian, wouldn't have such an easy time … Continue reading Midnight’s Children by Salman Rushdie

5 Jane Eyre Quotes to Inspire You To Be Kinder To Yourself in 2019

At this time of year when it’s colder than Mars in Manitoba, disappearing into a book is a great way to be somewhere, anywhere else. One of the places I return to most often in the winter, it seems, is Thornfield Hall and the world of Jane Eyre. The setting is wild, gothic and romantic, … Continue reading 5 Jane Eyre Quotes to Inspire You To Be Kinder To Yourself in 2019