The Gentle New Novel: Heft

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At over 500 pounds, Arthur Opp has not left his house in many years and his life has been one of solitude until he receives a phone call from Charlene. He hasn’t seen her in almost twenty years but in those years they had written each other. For Arthur, this is his most important relationship, while Charlene she needs help …

Read the Book, See the Movie

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April and May will bring a variety of movies and TV series based on books…including the latest Nicholas Sparks flick–The Lucky One–and movies and TV series based on classics by Dickens, Poe, and Hemingway.  Here’s what to check out and read before heading to the theater or turning on the TV…after checking our local showtimes to confirm […]

The List feature

The List by Siobhan Vivian

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Every year at Mount Washington High School, a list is anonymously posted all over the school. One girl from each grade is chosen as the prettiest, and another is chosen as the ugliest. Everyone knows about the list and all eyes are watching the girls on it, both “pretty” and “ugly.”