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Adventure Book Reviews

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Jedidiah Jenkins Bikes from Oregon to Patagonia in Search for Answers in ‘To Shake the Sleeping Self’
Reviewed By Maria Chance Oct 4th, 2020 7:22 pm

If discontent is your disease, travel is medicine. -- Jedidiah Jenkins Struck by the proverbial quarter-life crisis, Jedidiah Jenkins sets off on a journey from Oregon to Patagonia to find … something – he’s not quite sure what, he just knows he needs to go find it. After a year and a half of slowly making his way down to the southern tip of South America on a bike, Jenkins compiles all his memories and experiences into an insightful memoir, To Shake the Sleeping Self. In his very first paragr...

Brigid Kemmerer Tactfully Expands on a Beloved Classic With ‘A Curse So Dark and Lonely’
Reviewed By Maria Chance May 14th, 2022 1:56 am

Retellings of classic stories can sometimes go painfully wrong. Sometimes, the readers who hold some of these classic stories to heart would prefer writers to leave them intact, or in what we consider to be their already perfect form. Fortunately, once in a while, a writer like Brigid Kemmerer comes along with a story that restores our hope in classic retellings, which is the case for Kemmerer’s newest novel, A Curse So Dark and Lonely. In this particular retelling, Kemmerer introduces us to Pri...

Michael Elias Explores the World from a Woman’s Perspective in New Novel, ‘You Can Go Home Now’
Reviewed By Maria Chance Jul 14th, 2022 4:49 pm

Michael Elias’ You Can Go Home Now pulls you in with the premise of a detective who is seeking justice as she goes undercover at the Artemis Women’s Shelter. She’s investigating the death of men who have been linked to women who’ve passed through this shelter. However, while our protagonist, Nina, is trying to find out who is killing all these men, she’s also constantly shifting over to the narrative about her traumatic past, trying to find her father’s murderer, as well as talking to us about M...