Book Review: Hello from the Gillespies by Monica McInerney

Hello from the Gillespies... About the Book: For more than thirty years, Angela Gillespie has sent friends and family around the world an end-of-year letter titled 'Hello from the Gillespies'. It's always been cheery and full of good news. This year, Angela surprises herself – she tells the truth... From the bestselling author of The … Continue reading Book Review: Hello from the Gillespies by Monica McInerney

New Release Book Review: Just After Midnight by Catherine Ryan Hyde

Just After Midnight... About the Book: From the New York Times bestselling author of Pay It Forward comes an uplifting and poignant novel about friendship, trust, and facing your fears. No longer tolerating her husband’s borderline abuse, Faith escapes to her parents’ California beach house to plan her next move. She never dreamed her new … Continue reading New Release Book Review: Just After Midnight by Catherine Ryan Hyde

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: 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: The Children’s House by Alice Nelson

The Children's House... About the Book: A love song to the idea of families in all their mysteries and complexities, their different configurations and the hope that creates them. Marina and her husband, Jacob, were each born on a kibbutz in Israel. They meet years later at a university in California, when Jacob is a … Continue reading New Release Book Review: The Children’s House by Alice Nelson

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