Summary When Zachary Ezra Rawlings was young he encountered a door painted on the wall of the alley behind his mother’s store in New Orleans, but didn’t open it. Years later, he finds a book, in the basement of the university’s library, containing that story, his story, in detail, right down to his shoe laces.… Continue reading The Starless Sea, By Erin Morgenstern
SummaryThe Legend of Sleepy Hollow, takes place in a quiet little village just north of Tarry Town, New York, called Sleepy Hollow in 1790. A place, that has been long inhabited by Dutch settlers, who reportedly have a reputation for deep roots and unlike their American or even British neighbors do not suffer the same… Continue reading The Legend Of Sleep Hollow, By Washington Irving
The Metropolitans, by Carol Goodman has all of the classic elements of a great children’s book: a quest, danger, friendship, and magic. Like all truly great stories, what makes this story special is the fact that within the fantasy and the fiction the characters take on some of life’s most veritable, and universally painful struggles: loss, alienation, fear, and shame. However, Goodman takes this one step further by weaving in just enough factual elements and places to make the story seem not only believable, but real as well.