Sarah O'Connor

Writer – Playwright – Cannot Save You From The Robot Apocalypse

I received this book from The Next Best Book Club in exchange for an honest review. “An act of faith. Faith—true faith—does not come without grappling in the shadows; faith never comes free from doubt” (Rauch 100). Sara Rauch is in a long-term relationship with a woman when she begins a low-residency MFA. While there, she finds …

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I received this book from The Next Best Book Club in exchange for an honest review. “when all this is over we’ll throw a party when all this is over we’ll have a laugh when all this is over we’ll pretend we aren’t traumatized forever” – how we survived a pandemic (Marie 104) songs we used to …

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“Before it was over, the murders would claim the lives of seventeen people of different ages and backgrounds. All would be discovered with similar wounds: their throats slit or their wrists cut. A few sustained deep cuts to the inner thigh. Each of the victims died from blood loss, yet each of the crime scenes …

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“We need new words, fresh words, words that can cut through pain and express how much it hurts to watch them suffer,” (Armstrong 173). Life has never been easy in Rockton, but things have gotten even more difficult with someone anonymously revealing the secrets of it’s residents to the whole town. Understandably, it’s putting people on …

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I received this book from the author in exchange for an honest review. “From baby teeth to virginity, to live is to regularly suffer loss,” (LaRocca 1). Mara is grieving after her father’s sudden death and is surprised when her cruel mother welcomes a new guest into their home who claims he will protect them. …

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I received this book from The Next Best Book Club in exchange for an honest review. “I draw a heart with my finger in the circle of my breath as I watch him carry his suitcase across the busy city street, growing smaller with each step he takes away from us. The bell of a cable car …

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“We were sisters. We felt each other’s pain. We caused each other’s pain. We knew the smell of each other’s morning breath. We made each other cry. We made each other laugh. We got angry, pinched, kicked, screamed at each other. We kissed, on the forehead, nose on nose, butterfly eyelashes swept against cheeks…We possessed …

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“I sat with that for a long time. I thought of every person I had met, wondering how many of them had wolves inside them and just had never pulled them out. Or perhaps more horrible: how many of them, in a moment of fear, reached inside themselves for something to save them, and came …

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I received this book from the author in exchange for an honest review. “‘Here I am, God,’ she prayed. But what am I here for?” (Denny 20). In 2019 Peri Fuller is just about to start school at Harvard University when she finds a hairpin with a strange symbol engraved on it on the beaches …

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“It sounds wild, I know, but racism is a spectrum and they all participate in it in some way. They don’t all have white hoods or call us mean things… But racism isn’t just about that – it’s not about being nice or mean. Or good versus bad. It’s bigger than that,” (Àbíké-Íyímídé 166). At …

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