‘Nightingale’ beautifully explores war and family

By: Anna Shapiro ~Staff Writer~ “The Nightingale” by Kristin Hannah has graced the New York Time’s best seller’s list for quite a while now. A tale both beautifully written and enticing in plot, it follows a family torn apart by its past and brought together again by its involvement in the French resistance during World War II. It explores the story of two sisters, Isabelle, the rebel, and Vianne, her rule-following older sister, as they navigate their way and try to make a difference in the war. The two had a rocky relationship ever since their mother died and their … Continue reading ‘Nightingale’ beautifully explores war and family

The Girl on the Train ‘keeps you guessing’

By: Anna Shapiro ~Staff Writer~ Paula Hawkin’s “The Girl on the Train” has been near the top of the New York Time’s Bestseller List for quite some time now, and doesn’t seem to be budging any time soon. Such notoriety is well deserved. “The Girl on the Train” is a classic thriller, possibly the best since “Gone Girl,” which uses multiple narrators to explore the disappearance of one of the characters. One of the most interesting aspects of “The Girl on the Train” is that one of the main narrators is a drunk. She doesn’t even remember exactly what happened most … Continue reading The Girl on the Train ‘keeps you guessing’