Book Talk with the Editors

Olivia Tedesco, Audrey’s Corner Editor 

“Verity” by Colleen Hoover 


“Lowen Ashleigh is a struggling writer on the brink of financial ruin when she accepts the job offer of a lifetime. Jeremy Crawford, the husband of bestselling author Verity Crawford, has hired Lowen to complete the remaining books in a successful series his injured wife is unable to finish. When Verity isn’t being truthful about the extent of her injuries, Lowen will discover the true horrors of their family. Stay up all night to read the thriller of Verity and how you will begin to question, whose truth is the truth. I would recommend this book to anyone who loves a good mystery and thriller romance wrapped into one.” 

Caroline Clifford, Audrey’s Corner Editor 

“The Nightingale” by Kristin Hannah 

Historical Fiction 

“The Nightingale tells a captivating story of two young women living in France under Nazi rule. One woman is forced to make choices to keep her family alive, while her husband serves on the front lines. The other becomes a war hero to be remembered decades later. They both risk their lives to save dozens of others, putting forth their values of family, friendship and love during the most difficult times. The plot is face paced and illustrates different settings throughout the book. Definitely a page- turner and one of the best depictions of WW2 daily life in my opinion.” 

Madison Beekman, Manager of Editorial Content 

“The Five People You Meet in Heaven” by Mitch Albom 


“This story follows Eddie, a mechanic at an amusement park, who saves a little girl from falling, causing his death. After this, he’s sent to heaven and meets five people who impacted his life in ways he never realized. It’s a beautifully bittersweet story that makes you think about the impact 

that people have in your own life, and also your impact in theirs. I cannot recommend this book enough!” 

Sarah Margerison, Copy Editor 

“Normal People” by Sally Rooney 


“Normal People” by Sally Rooney is the story of two young adults, Connell and Marianne in modern Ireland. Rooney dives into the conversation of self-worth, abuse, mental health, and how self-love is necessary to love others. “Normal People” makes me feel all sorts of feelings, overall leaving me thinking and hoping for more. I love both Connell and Marianne, and I’ve never hoped so much for a happy ending for two characters.” 

Isabella Fabbo, Photo Editor 

“Station Eleven” by Emily St. John Mandel 

Science Fiction 

“Set during a time following a global pandemic that wiped out most of the population, the story follows a group of traveling actors, a theatre troupe called Traveling Symphony, performing Shakespeare in various established post-apocalyptic communities. You are given different point of views from different characters, including during their lives before and after the pandemic. The intertwining plots build curiosity and suspense throughout the book until a satisfying plot twist at the end.” 

Professor Joanne Kabak, Faculty Advisor 

“On All Fronts” by Clarissa Ward 


“I like to read non-fiction and in particular about the work of journalists. Ward is a CNN correspondent who has taken extraordinary risks to tell the hidden story of the recent war in Syria. She weaves her courageous reporting and tales of dodging hostile authorities with her own story of growing up. She is deeply motivated to alert the world about a human tragedy that was hardly covered otherwise in the Western media. You may see her reporting live these days from Ukraine or other dangerous places.”

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