How Amy Jo Burns found herself again in her debut novel Shiner

How Amy Jo Burns found herself again in her debut novel Shiner

Amy Jo Burns 2014 memoir, Cinderland, allowed the world into her childhood. She revealed how one lie could ruin everything. She won over readers with the raw honesty that oozed from her beautiful sentences. Now, in her debut novelShiner, she builds off her skilled writing and transports readers into a West Virginia town where a young girl must defy her father to survive.

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Ruchika Tomar’s ‘A Prayer For Travelers’ is a vital book about trauma, friendship, and the female experience

Ruchika Tomar’s ‘A Prayer For Travelers’ is a vital book about trauma, friendship, and the female experience

Ruchika Tomar doesn’t think a lot of men will read her book. But they should. Trust me. 

On its surface, A Prayer for Travelers is about a woman trying to track down her missing friend in the desert. However, the novel subverts all expectations of that logline. It is a captivating and eye-opening work about the female experience and the true beauty in Tomar’s work is how she approaches trauma. 

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