All The Bright Places

Violet Markey is super popular, great looking and smart but has a hard time dealing with her older sister's recent death. Theodore Finch, the school's "freak"...

Up At The Villa

William Somerset Maugham's novel Up At The Villa takes place in 1930's Florence, Italy, and tells the story of Mary, a 30-year-old beautiful young widow.


If cynicism and love lie at opposite ends of a spectrum, do we not sometimes fall in love in order to escape the debilitating cynicism...