The Kitchen House by Kathleen Grissom

In the 1800s, houses were somewhat split up into different buildings and most ‘main’ houses didn’t have a kitchen. The Kitchen House by Kathleen Grissom is a novel about a 7 year old slave named Lavinia who finds herself working in the kitchen house on a tobacco plantation in Virginia. Right off the bat the … Continue reading The Kitchen House by Kathleen Grissom

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The House on Mango Street

In The House on Mango Street by Sandra Cisneros, we meet Esperanza, an insatiable young Latina growing up in a rundown neighborhood in Chicago, Illinois. The book is classified as a novel but in my eyes, it’s more like a set of vignettes that tell a story. I became a slave to the story instantly; … Continue reading The House on Mango Street

The Ice Man: Confessions of a Mafia Contract Killer by Philip Carlo

While reading this book, I became so engrossed that I actually forgot it was about a real person. For a moment, things were so unbelievable, you couldn’t fathom it was true crime. After all, no one can be that evil, right? In The Ice Man: Confessions of a Mafia Contract Killer by Philip Carlo, you … Continue reading The Ice Man: Confessions of a Mafia Contract Killer by Philip Carlo