“Here’s To My Sweet Satan” by George Case

George Case’s book on the occult in pop culture from 1966 to 1980 is a must read for anyone who is a fan of scary movies, rock n roll, comic books or horror literature. This expansive nonfiction text tracks the history of occult references in popular culture in the 60s, 70s and 80s- everything from Scooby-Doo to […]

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Maisie Dobbs by Jacqueline Winspear

  Jacqueline Winspear’s mystery series “Maisie Dobbs” follows a British woman who, after her stint as a nurse in World War I, returns to Britain and must forge a new life for herself.  Maisie Dobbs had grown up poor but was taken under the wing of a rich British family who employed her as a maid.  […]

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Salt to the Sea by Ruta Sepetys

Four young persons’ – Joana, Florian, Emilia, and Alfred- paths cross during a massive refugee evacuation in WWII East Prussia. With the Russians closing in, the refugees flee towards the sea with the hopes of being able to board ships to freedom. However, once they board the Wilhem Gustloff, tragedy strikes and they must contain […]

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“The Dark Days Club” by Alison Goodman

Lady Helen’s life is all planned out.  She will attend social events.  She will marry the first eligible man who asks her.  And she will, at all times, behave like a proper and demure young lady.  Helen tries to play the part that’s expected of her, but she cannot quite shake a restlessness that she […]

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“The Ballad of Black Tom” by Victor LaValle

This Jazz Age imaging of New York City gives an alternate telling of the H.P. Lovecraft story, “The Horror at Red Hook” from the perspective of Tommy Tester, an African American man living in Harlem. Lovecraft is a popular but controversial figure in horror fiction. His views on race are a point of much contention […]

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