The Book of Stone by Jonathan Papernick – A Book Review by Ayesha Hamid

A single event, in our lives, can make us question everything, changing beliefs we thought were permanent and moving the future towards a drastically different direction. The main character in Jonathan Papernick’s The Book of Stone, Matthew Stone, deals with precisely such a life changing event, which makes him question everything. Walter Stone, Matthew’s father … More The Book of Stone by Jonathan Papernick – A Book Review by Ayesha Hamid

Essential Techniques of Storytelling in The Bridge of San Luis Rey by Ayesha F. Hamid

There are a variety of techniques that writers can use to add more precision and depth to their descriptions. Writers of all genres, including fiction, creative nonfiction, and poetry, can benefit from reading, observing, and understanding the techniques with which Thornton Wilder creates his full, detailed, and believable descriptions, but reading Wilder’sThe Bridge of San … More Essential Techniques of Storytelling in The Bridge of San Luis Rey by Ayesha F. Hamid

Book Review of Trading Saints for Sinners – A Review by Ayesha F. Hamid

All of us have secrets and things that we wish we had done differently.  Reading Roman Colombo’s Trading Saints for Sinners gives the reader a glimpse into the life of Caden Conrad, a life that has been unalterably changed by his past and the secrets that he keeps.  Moving through Trading Saints for Sinners, we take the journey … More Book Review of Trading Saints for Sinners – A Review by Ayesha F. Hamid