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“Country of Daughters” Review by Shrena

Leaving Mother Lake reveals popular Chinese singer, Yang Erche Namu’s, rural upbringing in the “Country of Daughters”. The memoir shares her childhood as a part of an anthropologically unique ethnic group called Mosou in the foothills of the China-Tibet border. As a matrilineal society, the Mosou people have unique family dynamics. The families tend to … Continue reading

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Book Review: Howl’s Moving Castle by Diana Wynne Jones

by Nghia Luong The 2004 cinematic hit Howl’s Moving Castle made by Studio Ghibli captured the hearts of the young and old around the world with its charming writing and enchanting animations. The book, written by Diana Wynne Jones and published in 1986, however, was lackluster in comparison. The charm of the titular characters, Howl … Continue reading

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Book Review: “Sula” by Toni Morrison

By Emma Bozenda Sula, first published in 1973, is the second book by Nobel-prize winning author, Toni Morrison. Defined by its grit, impactful language, and exploration of family and friendship, Sula is a powerful work of American literature. The story primarily takes place in the Bottom, a small community tucked away in the hills above … Continue reading

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“Literature’s Greatest Opening Lines as Written by Mathematicians” Review by Dana

This article points out how great authors have a way with their words. Sentences that could be written in maybe four or five words or in simpler notation are turned into elaborated phrases that makes the reader’s mind think critically. This is not to disregard that the article most definitely has a more humorous take … Continue reading