The Vanishing Half Review

Photo: Brit Bennett weaves an intricate tale of sisterhood, family and finding one’s identity in this decades spanning novel. Told first from the perspectives of the Vignes twins, Desiree and Stella; then from the perspectives of their daughters, Jude and Kennedy, the story gives readers an intimate look at four women trying to find their place in society and maybe a little happiness along … Continue reading The Vanishing Half Review

Lovecraft Country Episode 10:

Quick Recap The group arrives back at Hippolyta’s house and immediately begins preparations to do a spell to save Dee. Tic unbinds the Book of Names then he and Leti faint, their consciousnesses plunged into a spirit realm. Tic comes face to face with Hannah and she tells him her story and outlines a plan to defeat Christina. Afterward, he meets his mother and she … Continue reading Lovecraft Country Episode 10:

Lovecraft Country Episode 9

Quick Recap Everyone is in a panic over Dee’s condition. She’s unconscious, feverish, and her left arm is deteriorated, whithering away. Ruby gets Christina to help, revealing their secret relationship. Christina comes but the news isn’t great. Without Lancaster’s blood or the Book of Names, she can’t cure Dee. She offers to reverse the curse’s progress, buying Dee time. Luckily, Hippolyta arrives just in time. … Continue reading Lovecraft Country Episode 9

Lovecraft Country Episode 8: The Curse

Quick Recap Dee, Tic, Leti, Ruby, and Montrose are waiting in line for Emmett Till’s funeral. Dee, of course, is distraught. Her mother isn’t back yet, either. Ruby and the others try to keep her calm, but there’s just so much going on. They get momentarily distracted and Dee runs off, it’s all just too much for her. They split up and go looking for … Continue reading Lovecraft Country Episode 8: The Curse

Lovecraft Country Episode 3: The Haunting

Quick recap In this week’s episode, “Holy Ghost”, Letitia buys a house in a white neighborhood. The plan is for her to run it as a boarding house along with her estranged sister Ruby. Atticus wears out his welcome at his Aunt Hippolyta’s house following the death of Uncle George. She’s grieving and every little thing Tic does gets on her nerves, although he’s just … Continue reading Lovecraft Country Episode 3: The Haunting