Book Review: Fierce and Delicate: Essays on Dance and Illness, by Renée K. Nicholson

By Katherine Itacy Genre(s): Memoir; Dancer Autobiography Synopsis: Fierce and Delicate is Renée Nicholson’s love letter to the art of dance. The memoir details the unrelenting and often unrealistic requirements of ballet dancers, the competitiveness and cattiness exhibited by so many in the field, the joy and pride Nicholson so often felt while rehearsing and […]

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Book Review: Razor Wire Wilderness, by Stephanie Dickinson

Genre(s): Memoir, Biography, True Crime Synopsis: Razor Wire Wilderness Author Stephanie Dickinson first corresponded with inmate Krystal Riordan in order to do some background research for an upcoming novel. Yet their correspondence and eventual friendship have continued, long after Ms. Dickinson partially based the fictional character Trinity in Love Highway on the convicted felon and […]

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Book Review: You Don’t Know What I Have Done, by Sheila McNaughton

Genre: General fiction/Family life fiction Synopsis: A large extended family, mere weeks into grieving the passing of their patriarch, is confronted with evidence that the family matriarch, Maggie, is suffering from Alzheimer’s disease. As Maggie’s children, Lizzie, Ian, and Kevin, along with their spouses, attempt to care for her, Maggie begins to reveal shocking details […]

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