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Two Reasons You’ll Love “The Master and Margarita”

“The Master and Margarita” is a difficult book to summarize because there is so much going on. It is a conglomeration of subplots loosely tied together by Ivan Homeless, a poet who is admitted into an asylum after Woland (Satan) predicts the decapitation of Homeless’s colleague. Because “The Master and Margarita” is a difficult book, Penguin’s “The Master and Margarita: 50th Anniversary Deluxe Edition” translated by Richard Pevear and Larissa Volokhonsky is especially helpful.

“The Ten-Year Nap” Review

“The Ten-Year Nap” by Meg Wolitzer resonated with every fiber of my being. Never have I read a book that spoke so poignantly to all the thoughts swirling around my brain. Read my review of “The Ten-Year Nap” by Meg Wolitzer to learn why I whole-heartedly disagree with the bad reviews of “The Ten-Year Nap” on Goodreads. Do not overlook or underestimate “The Ten-Year Nap” because of the bad reviews.

"Alias Grace" by Margaret Atwood: Summary, Analysis, and Canadian History!

Analysis and summary of “Alias Grace,” a novel by Margaret Atwood based on the real-life 1843 murders of Thomas Kinnear and Nancy Montgomery. Grace Marks and James McDermott were convicted of the crime. McDermott was hanged, and Marks had her sentence commuted and ended up in the Kingston Penitentiary. No one knows for sure whether or to what degree Grace Marks was involved in the murders.  “Alias Grace” gives readers a chance to decide for themselves whether this “celebrated murderess” was guilty or not.