The Ending of Lovely War

book cover of Lovely War by Julie Berry

Lovely War is a fictional novel by Julie Berry. It is a story of love, beauty and the effects of war. As the first world war spreads its impact throughout Europe, two unlikely couples meet — Hazel and James and Aubrey and Colette. Aphrodite tells the story with roles from Ares, Apollo, Hephaestus, and Hades. … Continue reading The Ending of Lovely War

The Ending of The Vanishing Half

The Vanishing Half by Britt Bennett is a multigenerational story of a black family. Desiree and Stella are identical twin girls born in the 1950s in Mallard, a small town in Louisiana. All the people in Mallard are black but light skinned. They are distrustful of dark skinned people, considering themselves better because of the … Continue reading The Ending of The Vanishing Half