Elizabeth Chiles Shelburne’s characters are ‘Holding On To Nothing’

Elizabeth Chiles Shelburne’s characters are ‘Holding On To Nothing’

The characters in Elizabeth Chiles Shelburne‘s debut novel Holding On To Nothing want more. They want more than what their life has to offer in rural Tennessee. They want to be wanted and not just merely picked because there isn’t anyone else left. They want something bigger.

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Monica Duncan explores empowerment and ambition in her debut novel ‘Twine’

Monica Duncan explores empowerment and ambition in her debut novel ‘Twine’

Monica Duncan‘s Twine is a sharp commentary on the socioeconomics of America that is as endearing as it is a warning. It follows a struggling artist who ends up back in her small home town struggling with what motherhood means for her ambitious career plans.

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Joanne Ramos takes readers to ‘The Farm’ – an unintentional dystopian novel with relevant themes

Joanne Ramos takes readers to ‘The Farm’ – an unintentional dystopian novel with relevant themes

When The Farm first landed at my doorstep, I was easily intrigued by what Joanne Ramos pieced together. From pregnancy rights to immigration, her novel – tinged with dystopian undertones – felt urgent as political nominees began to announce their candidacy for 2020.

Even though I expected to love it, the novel knocked me out. In her debut, which isn’t about politics, but about human rights on a larger scale, Ramos created a must read page-turner that offered readers an insight to what is happening now as well as what can happen in the future.

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