Tag: lorenzo reading series

David Sedaris Tickles Reader’s Funny Bone with Truthful Tales in Calypso (Review)

Renowned comedian David Sedaris, author of Naked (1997) and Me Talk Pretty One Day (2000), is back and better than ever in Calypso, his humorous and heartfelt memoir published in 2018. What truly sets Calypso apart from so many memoirs on the market today, be they comedic or agonizingly serious, is that his story and…

Jan Wong takes readers on a cultural adventure with Apron Strings (Book Review)

A multi-talented journalist with an astonishing work history and a current professor of journalism at St. Thomas University, Jan Wong’s writing never disappoints – and Apron Strings was no exception to the norm. By cultivating the humor, sass and charm that make up her unique voice, Wong brings autobiography and cookbooks together for a delicious…

Romanticism Reborn in Sarah Faber’s All Is Beauty Now (Review)

It is said that all good things must come to an end, but it is also said that everything happens in threes. Could Sarah Faber’s debut novel, All is Beauty Now, be proof that the third rebirth of Romanticism is finally upon us? Given that the New Romantic movement, or the primary rebirth of Romanticism,…

The Perfect Mingling of Historical Fiction & Fantasy: Dragon Springs Road (Review)

A story of love, loss, and everything in between, Dragon Springs Road is the deeply moving bildungsroman of a young girl living in China at the beginning of the twentieth century. Only seven years old when the story begins, Jialing lives with her mother, who is the mistress of a wealthy neighbor, in the crumbling…