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Bayou Pages

By Meagan Russell
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Jan 1st, 2022
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by Margaret Wilkerson Sexton REVIEW BY MEREDITH MCKINNIE “People are so afraid of hauntings but I pray for them. Lord, clear me out so I can be with all that have lived through me. There are the sweet hauntings, the tender ones you yearn for. Just one minute with the great beyond, I beg of […]...
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Jan 1st, 2022
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by Edith Wharton REVIEW BY MEREDITH MCKINNIE “The real loneliness is living among all these kind people who only ask one to pretend.” I somehow managed to make it through a graduate degree in English without ever having been assigned Edith Wharton’s The Age of Innocence, a fictional story of New York...
By Meagan Russell
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Dec 1st, 2021
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“Ruth had learned only one thing from the current reality, and it was that everything held together by tacit agreement that it would. All it took to unravel something was one party deciding to do just that. There was no real structure to prevent chaos. There was only a collective faith in order.” The...
By Meagan Russell
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Dec 1st, 2021
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REVIEW BY MEREDITH MCKINNIE “Grief, when it comes, is nothing we expect it to be. Grief has no distance. Grief comes in waves, paroxysms, sudden apprehensions that weaken the knees and blind the eyes and obliterate the dailiness of life.” Didion sparked my interest after the Netflix documentary The C...
By Meagan Russell
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Dec 1st, 2021
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review by Meredith McKinnie “I find it interesting that the meanest life, the poorest existence, is attributed to God’s will, but as human beings become more affluent, as their living standard and style begin to ascend the material scale, God descends the scale of responsibility at a commensurate spe...
By Meagan Russell
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Nov 3rd, 2021
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REVIEW BY MEREDITH MCKINNIE “How well do you know the people who live near you? How well do they know you? Everyone lies about their lives. What would happen if you shared the truth instead?” Julian Jessop, an artist recluse from his former life of glitz and glamour, wakes up every morning and debate...
By Meagan Russell
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Nov 3rd, 2021
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by Taylor Jenkins Reid REVIEW BY MEREDITH MCKINNIE “Movie stars are movie stars are movie stars. Sure, we all fade after a while. We are human, full of flaws like everyone else. But we are the chosen ones because we are extraordinary.” Taylor Jenkins Reid captures a lifestyle like no other. I read Da...
By Meagan Russell
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Oct 1st, 2021
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REVIEW BY MEREDITH MCKINNIE “There’s a lot of talk lately about the family you choose. It’s a phrase often used by people who were rejected by their parents or siblings and so formed a group of supporters, kindred spirits. I think it’s great they’re part of a tight-knit circle, but I wouldn’t call it...
By Meagan Russell
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Oct 1st, 2021
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REVIEW BY MEREDITH MCKINNIE “Harvard will change you by the end of your four years, but don’t expect to change it. It wouldn’t be surprising if an institution that prided itself on being older than the government might have behaved as though it were accountable only to itself.” This novel is for true...
By Meagan Russell
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Sep 1st, 2021
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REVIEW BY MEREDITH MCKINNIE “I recalled all the suffering I had endured, almost more than any human could bear, but at the same time, I remained profoundly conscious of France’s own terrible misfortunes and her complete subjugation. Suddenly, I became aware of a growing feeling within – a heart...