The Lorax

A Sense of Place – ‘The Lorax’

The Lorax is a children's book, by Dr. Seuss (Theodor Seuss Geisel). The book has been a curiosity, and has continued to increase in...

What About ‘The Lorax’? – Controversial Banned Book

Dr. Seuss (Theodor Seuss Geisel) first published The Lorax in 1971. And, it was destined to join the ranks of his most popular (and...

Beginnings: ‘A Glimmer of Hope’

Steve McHugh's A Glimmer of Hope centers around the life and times of a young college student, Layla Cassidy. She's smart and beautiful, as...

Gilded-Age Mystery and ‘The English Wife’

The English Wife, by Lauren Willig, brings the "Gilded Age" to life once again. We're tossed into the era of Edith Wharton, with her...
Guardians of Stone

‘Guardians of Stone’ Relic Expert

While you probably think of Indian Jones and his madcap ventures through dangerous passages, authors like Anita Clenney introduces her own brand of treasure...

Through Time With ‘The Dream Keeper’s Daughter’

The Dream Keeper's Daughter, by bestselling novelist Emily Colin, is a hotly anticipated rollick through time, love, magic, and even tragedy. How do you...
Handmaid's Tale

Revisiting ‘Handmaid’s Tale’

The recent launch of the Hulu Handmaid's Tale mini-series has drawn us back to the trappings of Margaret Atwood's dystopian science fiction novel, but...
Hard Times

‘Hard Times’ in Context

Against a backdrop of the infamous Industrial Revolution, with all its purported social and cultural advancements, the masses of poor and unrepresented factory workers...
Scrooge

​The Merriest (& Most Depressing) Time of the Year!

Yes, it's true... The holidays are a time of togetherness--with lots of fun and laughter (or so it should be, right?). But, there's more...
Girl Dancing

‘Princess Lemonella’ – The Grump Story

It starts out like any other fairy tale, but (of course) offers the expected twist. A young child, named Ella, is born to a dotting...

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