This 2017 short story collection by Carmen Maria Machado flawlessly blends elements of Sci-Fi, Horror, and Drama, leaving the reader uneasy and on edge. Written in an almost melodic way, each story delves into a different situation in which a woman has her body or sanity questioned. Unflinching in its portrayal of horror and sexual content Her body and other parties demands you question how society treats women.
Set during the first world war The Bronze Bear by Jerry A. Greenberg follows Fred Warrenton, a shy and intelligent boy, who at the age of 18 is drafted into the army. He quickly finds himself fighting on the front line in France, concerned not only for his life, but also those of his new friends. It is whilst behind the lines that Fred meets an older French lady who gives him a small bronze bear, telling him that it will protect him as long as he truly believes in its power. The Bronze Bear tells the story of a young man's journey to gain self confidence and to take steps towards what he wants in life.
Wrap-Up of February's books and my ratings.
Books I read in January at a glance and my stats, and my thoughts.
.Publisher: Henry Holt and CompanyRelease Date: 1982Genre: Mystery. Pick up your own: Amazon.com | Amazon.co.uk | Book Depository My name is Kinsey Millhone. I'm a private investigator, licensed by the state of California. I'm thirty-two years old, twice divorced, no kids. The day before yesterday I killed someone and the fact weighs heavily on my… Continue reading A is for Alibi – Sue Grafton