Hex / Thomas Olde Heuvelt

The 21st century New York town of Black Spring is being haunted by Katherine van Wyler, a woman who was executed as a witch in the 17th century. Katherine wanders the town endlessly, popping up in homes and businesses. As the story begins, the Black Rock Witch is more inconvenience and conversation piece than actual […]


The seventh day / Yu Hua

The Seventh Day is a socially critical, sad, beautiful, and poetic novel about an ordinary man. It follows Yang Fei, who has died, and wanders the afterlife trying to find out what has happened to him and to find his father. The story moves back and forth through the man’s life as he meets some […]


To kill a mockingbird / Harper Lee

Six-year-old Scout Finch, her older brother Jem, and their father, Atticus, live in the small town of Macon. Alabama.  Atticus, a lawyer, is assigned to defend Tom Robinson, a black man falsely accused of rape. The reaction of the town, the dignity of Robinson, and the character of their father affect both children as they […]