Hue’s Reviews: Memphis, Martin, and The Mountaintop by Alice Faye Duncan

Dreamers never quit. Watercolor paintings and free verse support a child’s recollection of an oft-forgotten portion of history: The 1968 Sanitation Workers’ Strike in Memphis, Tennessee. Little Lorraine Jackson witnesses her parents, including her father, a garbage worker, fight for a freedom that’s never free, while gaining hope and peaceful support from Dr. Martin Luther […]

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Mini Review: The Last Time I Lied by Riley Sager

As with Sager’s Final Girls, he creates a story and characters where the blurb interests you more than the actual output. The Last Time I Lied feels familiar and not in the nostalgic, cozy way. Pros : 1. Vivian. Her arc’s interesting. 2. The ending, which if the beginning and middle worked better, should have packed a […]

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Hue’s Mini-Review: Not That Bad: Dispatches from Rape Culture by Roxane Gay

Rape and rape culture’s not that bad. Right? Yes. It is that bad. In Not That Bad: Dispatches from Rape Culture, these aspects and their presences in our culture get splayed and dissected by various women and men in this book. For example, Roxane Gay, Gabrielle Union, Ally Sheedy, and Anthony Frame serve as narrators. […]

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Hue’s Reviews: The Wife Between Us

A story with potential fell flat. Flatter than a crepe on the Champs-Elysee. Plot Vanessa’s the ex-wife of Richard. He’s marrying his younger fiancee and Vanessa’s not thrilled by the news. However, she’s not quite the scorned wife and she seeks to warn Emma of what her impending marriage may mean. Who’s trusting? Who’s not? […]

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Hue’s Reviews: The Last Mrs. Parrish

“Do not covet thy neighbor’s spouse”. My mother shared this wisdom nugget as I grew to teach that what one covet may seem sparkly on the outside by rusty and tarnished in the dark. Ah, Mommy’s lessons come in handy, especially when they play out on the page. Plot Amber wants a better life. She […]

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