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Month: December 2015

Jewel Edwards Reviews “Autobiography of a Face” by Lucy Grealy

Jewel Edwards Reviews “Autobiography of a Face” by Lucy Grealy

  Imagine being a child elated at the prospect of missing school for having a toothache. Then, imagine dealing with the consequences of the discovery that the pain in your jaw is actually caused by cancer. This is the plight that 9-year-old Lucinda Grealy finds […]

The Necessity of Well-Written Sexual Assault in Fiction

The Necessity of Well-Written Sexual Assault in Fiction

  Jessica Jones walks with purpose down a hotel hallway. Her mission is to rescue a young woman from a mind-controlling villain who has imprisoned her in his luxury suite. Inside the room, the woman is nearly catatonic. For the past five hours, she’s been […]