New Release Book Review: A Well-Behaved Woman by Therese Anne Fowler

A Well-Behaved Woman: a novel of the Vanderbilts... About the Book: OUTSPOKEN. BRAVE. BRILLIANT. FIERCE. Alva Smith, her Southern family destitute after the Civil War, married into one of America's great Gilded Age dynasties: the newly wealthy but socially shunned Vanderbilts. Ignored by New York's old-money circles and determined to win respect, she designed and … Continue reading New Release Book Review: A Well-Behaved Woman by Therese Anne Fowler

New Release Book Review: Unsheltered by Barbara Kingsolver

Unsheltered... About the Book: The international bestselling author of The Lacuna, Flight Behaviour and The Poisonwood Bible and recipient of numerous literary awards - including the National Humanities Medal, the Dayton Literary Peace Prize, and the Orange Prize - returns with a timely novel that interweaves past and present to explore the human capacity for … Continue reading New Release Book Review: Unsheltered by Barbara Kingsolver

New Release Book Review: The Kinship of Secrets by Eugenia Kim

The Kinship of Secrets... About the Book: The riveting story of two sisters, one raised in the United States, the other in South Korea, and the family that bound them together even as the Korean War kept them apart. In 1948 Najin and Calvin Cho, with their young daughter Miran, travel from South Korea to … Continue reading New Release Book Review: The Kinship of Secrets by Eugenia Kim

New Release Book Review: Evening in Paradise by Lucia Berlin

Evening in Paradise... About the Book: The publication of A Manual for Cleaning Women, Lucia Berlin’s dazzling collection of short stories, marked the rediscovery of a writer whose talent had gone unremarked by many. The incredible reaction to Lucia’s writing – her ability to capture the beauty and ugliness that coexist in everyday lives, the … Continue reading New Release Book Review: Evening in Paradise by Lucia Berlin

New Release Book Review: Genealogy by Mae Wood

Genealogy... About the Book: Inspired by real, hundred-year-old love letters. At thirty-three and with her future unclear, Ali Waller finds her way home again. A box of long-forgotten love letters written to her great-grandmother holds the unlikely key to Ali finding her new path. As she tracks down the letter writer and his descendants, Ali … Continue reading New Release Book Review: Genealogy by Mae Wood

Bingo! The Beguiled by Thomas Cullinan

Bingo Saturday is now getting down to the pointy end of the categories. This week, after much procrastination over which square to tick off, I finally settled on the following: A forgotten classic What exactly constitutes a forgotten classic though? The more I thought about it, the more grey this category became. In essence, I thought a … Continue reading Bingo! The Beguiled by Thomas Cullinan

New Release Book Review: The Thief of Light by Bernard Schaffer

The Thief of Light... About the Book: ‘It was one thing to fantasize about evil, to reach into the darkness and play with it a little . . .’ Rookie cop Carrie Santero has always been fascinated by serial killers. As a teenager, she wrote a letter to Charles Manson in prison - and received … Continue reading New Release Book Review: The Thief of Light by Bernard Schaffer

New Release Book Review: A Spark of Light by Jodi Picoult

A Spark of Light... About the Book: When Vonita opened the doors of the Center that morning, she had no idea that it would be for the last time. Wren has missed school to come to the Center, the sole surviving women's reproductive health clinic in the state, chaperoned by her aunt, Bex. Olive told … Continue reading New Release Book Review: A Spark of Light by Jodi Picoult

New Release Book Review: The Boneless Mercies by April Genevieve Tucholke

The Boneless Mercies... About the Book: They called us the Mercies, or sometimes the Boneless Mercies. They said we were shadows, ghosts, and if you touched our skin we dissolved into smoke ... Frey, Ovie, Juniper, and Runa are Boneless Mercies – death-traders, hired to kill quickly, quietly and mercifully. It is a job for … Continue reading New Release Book Review: The Boneless Mercies by April Genevieve Tucholke