Yearly Archives: 2018

First Lines: Sleeping Beauties

Years ago, I read Owen King’s debut short-story collection cite We’re All in This Together, and I wasn’t really impressed. Being a fan of his father’s work, I guess I expected something more. So, when the announcement came that they were co-writing a full-length novel, I wasn’t overly excited. Of course, I needn’t have worried…. Read more »

First Lines: The Hate U Give

What’s the point of having a voice if you’re gonna be silent? Starr, a sixteen-year old girl and her friend get pulled over by a cop, and he gets shot. She wants justice for him. But he was black, and possibly a drug dealer, or a gang member, or both. But wanting justice and getting… Read more »

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