THE PUSH by Ashley Audrain (debut novel)
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Release Date: January 4th, 2022 (damn near a year ago and I heard she has a new book in 2023!)
General genre: Domestic Thriller/Female-Centered/Family Drama/Psychological horror
**Themes (triggers don't read if you don't want **spoilers)mothers & daughters, generational behavioral disorders, motherhood, marriage, paranoia, trauma, child abuse, neglect, suicide, miscarriage, child death
Writing Style: alternating timelines/narratives/POVs
What you need to know: I love how this book begins from a...
On the Savage Side by Tiffany McDaniel
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Release Date: February 2023
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General genre: Literary, Domestic Drama, Crime
Subgenre/Themes: Small town, generational addiction, drugs (heroin), twins, sexual abuse, sex workers, rehab, missing women and girls, corruption, victims, trauma
Writing Style: Immersive, past & present POV, literary
What you need to know: Twin sisters are being raised by their mother and aunt in poverty and violence. A coming-of-age tale, the reader comes to intimately share in Arcade...
COME ONE, COME ALL by E. Gilliand
Cover Artwork: ChameleonStudio74
Hawthorne as Horror & the Monstrous Woman
By Bonnie Jo Stufflebeam
Before I read Nathaniel Hawthorne’s short story “Rappaccini’s Daughter,” I didn’t understand that women in fiction could be monstrous. Or that “monstrous” didn’t always mean a stalker in the night.
Beatrice, the daughter of a botanist who breeds poisonous plants, is herself poison. You may argue that she cannot be monstrous because she means no ill will to the man who tries to love her, but villains maintain their own sense of logic. Beatrice...