Sarah O'Connor

Writer – Playwright – Cannot Save You From The Robot Apocalypse

“You are alone in the woods, dear Abitha. Vulnerable…ever so vulnerable. Why, any awful thing could happen to you out here,” (Brom 75). Strong-willed and out-spoken Abitha has difficulty adjusting to life in the small Puritan village of Sutton after being sold from England by her drunk father to the colonies, She is lucky to be …

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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 love being in the company of these other mothers, who all have special babies of their very own…Each of us knows from experience that birthing any child is the start of a lifelong terrorization by the very child we love, and yet we mothers are able to bear it because we love our children …

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“Here’s the problem with horror movies: Everyone knows what’s coming next but actions have momentum, every decision an equal and justified reaction. Just because you know you should, doesn’t mean that you can, stop,” (Khaw 109). A group of five friends travel to Japan for a wedding in a long abandoned Heian-era mansion. The mansion is …

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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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