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The cover of Iona Iversons Rules for Commuting. The words Sometimes you have to break the rules are the top. It is bright orange with pink purses throughout the cover. A logo of a dog is at the bottom.

Book Review: ‘Iona Iverson’s Rules for Commuting’: Undeniable charm, lovable characters

Madeline Marriott, Arts & Culture Editor September 23, 2022

Imagine yourself on the train to work. Of course, no one talks to each other on the train — it’s one of the golden rules of commuting. But when a man in front of you starts choking on a grape, you...

The Invisible Husband of Frick Island details one strange habit of Frick Islands townspeople through the investigation of a curious journalist. (Photo courtesy of Goodreads)

Book Review: ‘The Invisible Husband of Frick Island:’ Intriguing premise, disappointing resolution

Madeline Marriott, Arts & Culture Editor September 9, 2022

A tiny island in the throes of climate change. A town of people talking to a dead man. A journalist looking to uncover the truth. These are all ingredients for the head-scratcher that is Colleen Oakley’s...

Book Lovers tells the story of big city editor Charlie and literary agent Nora, who cross paths in a small town over the summer. (Photo courtesy of Goodreads)

Book Review: Emily Henry strikes rom-com gold with ‘Book Lovers’

Madeline Marriott, Arts & Culture Editor September 2, 2022

For the third time in three years, Emily Henry has taken her rightful place on the romantic comedy throne. “Book Lovers,” released this past May, details the story of Charlie and Nora, literary rivals...

Last Summer at the Golden Hotel tells the story of two families deciding whether or not to sell their hotel and the drama that ensues. (Photo courtesy of Goodreads)

‘Last Summer at the Golden Hotel’ expertly balances family drama and nostalgia

Madeline Marriott, Assistant Arts and Culture Editor February 18, 2022

In the throes of a frigid winter, Elyssa Friedland’s “Last Summer at the Golden Hotel” conjures nostalgic images of lounging by the pool, running through hotel halls and making memories with family...

Beautiful World, Where Are You follows the story of Alice and Eileen, two college best friends, and their experiences with work, romance and finding themselves. (Photo courtesy of Penguin Random House Canada)

Book Review: ‘Beautiful World, Where Are You’ stuns with complex, nuanced characters

Madeline Marriott, Assistant Arts and Culture Editor February 11, 2022

If you’re looking for something to make you laugh, cry, smile, worry and roll your eyes the same way that the rest of life does, pick up Sally Rooney’s “Beautiful World, Where Are You.” Rooney,...

Eight Perfect Hours follows Sam and Noelle as the universe brings them together over and over again. (Photo courtesy of Simon & Schuster)

Book Review: ‘Eight Perfect Hours’: Heartwarming holiday cheer overshadowed by complex subplots

Madeline Marriott, Assistant Arts and Culture Editor December 10, 2021

If you're disappointed by the lack of snowfall in Easton this December, Lia Louis’ “Eight Perfect Hours” will whisk you away to a winter wonderland in England for a tale of family, friendship and...

Hank Greens 2018 and 2020 releases dive into the world of extraterrestrials, internet fame and young adult relationships. (Photo courtesy of Fantasy Literature)

Hank Green’s science-fiction duology provides balance of social critique and scientific exploration

Madeline Marriott, Assistant Arts and Culture Editor December 3, 2021

Hank Green’s recent series of two books, “An Absolutely Remarkable Thing” and “A Beautifully Foolish Endeavor,” serves as a perfect exploration of the science-fiction genre for inexperienced...

A skeleton holding a copy of The Ex Hex book.

‘The Ex Hex’: A spell-binding Halloween romance novel

Madeline Marriott, Assistant Arts and Culture Editor October 29, 2021

The town of Graves Glen, G.A. boasts cascading mountains, cozy cafés and a secret population of witches. When nineteen-year-old witch Vivienne Jones, the protagonist of Erin Sterling's "The Ex Hex,"...

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