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Review: Golden Hill: A Novel of Old New York by Francis Spufford

  Golden Hill opens in 1746 Manhattan and follows the mysterious and enigmatic Mr. Smith. Smith keeps both the characters and reader guessing his motives and identity, as he arrives in New York with a voucher for a sum of money larger than anyone of his age and station should have. It is important to… Continue reading Review: Golden Hill: A Novel of Old New York by Francis Spufford

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Review: Bomb Girls: Britains’ Secret Army: The Munitions Women of World War II by Jacky Hyams

  Bomb Girls by Jacky Hyams examines the important, yet often forgotten work of the female munitions factory workers in the UK during WWII. Hyams provides historical context and research as a foundation before the book moves into real accounts from women who worked in the factories. Hyams interviewed several women who worked in munitions… Continue reading Review: Bomb Girls: Britains’ Secret Army: The Munitions Women of World War II by Jacky Hyams

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Review: Slammerkin by Emma Donoghue

  Slammerkin tells the story of teenaged Mary Saunders in 18th century London, who resorts to a life of selling her body in an effort to move past her working class, poverty stricken upbringing. The first thing I want to say is that Emma Donoghue is such a talented writer. I hadn't read anything by… Continue reading Review: Slammerkin by Emma Donoghue

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One Story, Many Stories

I worked with a close friend of mine to produce a short documentary about her #MeToo¬†story. While I didn't have the best equipment or resources to make this, it was still very important to us to get her story out there. This documentary discusses the intersection of sexual assault, domestic abuse, opioid addiction, PTSD, and… Continue reading One Story, Many Stories