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A review of Zeitoun by Dave Eggers

Dave Egger’s 1999 memoir A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius chronicled his life while taking care of his younger brother Christopher "Toph" Eggers following the cancer-related deaths of his parents.  Eggers has since gone far beyond the personal narrative and into the chaotic ...read more

Reviewed by Kathleen - Monroe Street on
November 20, 2009 | 0 comments
A review of: The Eternal Smile: Three Stories by Gene Luen Yang and Derek Kirk Kim

After reading Gene Luen Yang’s award-winning graphic novel American Born Chinese and ...read more

Reviewed by Kathleen - Monroe Street on
September 10, 2009 | 0 comments
A review of Tales of Woodsman Pete by Lilli Carre

After first being introduced to Lilli Carre through her short-animated films What Hits The Moon and For the Birds (you can view them on her website), I have had my eyes on this young Chicago artist.  Easily ...read more

Reviewed by Kathleen - Monroe Street on
August 19, 2009 | 1 comment