50 Book Pledge Featured Read: The Women in the Castle

“Suddenly she saw everything in its harsh, naked state. She felt the pulse of the lives lived inside the mean little house she passed: selfish or generous, kind or unkind, ugly or tolerable, almost all of them sad.” Happy Monday, Savvy Readers! The Women in the Castle by Jessica Shattuck is finally out and I cannot stop gushing […]

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Author Guest Post: Teresa Messineo on How She Wrote The Fire by Night

Teresa Messineo spent seven years researching front line military nurses of the Second World War.  Her historical fiction novel, The Fire by Night, is in stores now. Get your copy, and read about how she wrote the book below.

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50 Book Pledge Featured Read: Hidden Figures

Feminists, assemble!  Hidden Figures by Margot Lee Shetterly had me hooked from the start.  A true feminist masterpiece, it tells the stories of the unacknowledged African American women who sacrificed much of their own lives in the name of science. Shetterly explains blatantly the trials of race and gender that African American women went through […]

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