Book Review: The Godmother

THE GODMOTHER | Barbie Latza Nadeau 09.06.2022 | Penguin Books Rating: 3.5/5 stars For as long as it has gripped our imaginations, the Mafia has been tied to an ingrained image of masculinity. We read about "made men," "wiseguys," and "goodfellas" leading criminal organizations whose culture prizes machismo, with women as ancillary and often-powerless characters: … Continue reading Book Review: The Godmother

Book Review: We Have Always Lived in the Castle

WE HAVE ALWAYS LIVED IN THE CASTLE | Shirley Jackson First published 1962 | Penguin Rating: 4/5 stars Merricat Blackwood lives on her family’s secluded estate with her sister Constance and Uncle Julian. The Blackwood family has been blacklisted in the neighboring town. Not long ago there were more Blackwoods living on the estate, but … Continue reading Book Review: We Have Always Lived in the Castle