Book Review: Friends Like These by Meg Rosoff

About the Book: New York City. June, 1982. When eighteen-year-old Beth arrives in Manhattan for a prestigious journalism internship, everything feels brand new – and not always in a good way. A cockroach-infested sublet and a disaffected roommate are the least of her worries, and she soon finds herself caught up with her fellow interns … Continue reading Book Review: Friends Like These by Meg Rosoff

Book Review: My Name is Lucy Barton by Elizabeth Strout

About the Book: A heart-wrenching story of mothers and daughters from the Pulitzer prize-winning author of Olive Kitteridge. A mother comes to visit her daughter in hospital after having not seen her in many years. Her unexpected visit forces Lucy to confront her past, uncovering long-buried memories of a profoundly impoverished childhood; and her present, as … Continue reading Book Review: My Name is Lucy Barton by Elizabeth Strout

Book Review: All’s Well by Mona Awad

About the Book: Miranda Fitch’s life is a waking nightmare. The accident that ended her burgeoning acting career left her with excruciating, chronic back pain, a failed marriage, and a deepening dependence on painkillers. And now she’s on the verge of losing her job as a college theater director. Determined to put on Shakespeare’s All’s … Continue reading Book Review: All’s Well by Mona Awad

Book Review: Reminders of Him by Colleen Hoover

About the Book: A troubled young mother yearns for a shot at redemption in this heartbreaking yet hopeful story from #1 New York Times bestselling author Colleen Hoover. After serving five years in prison for a tragic mistake, Kenna Rowan returns to the town where it all went wrong, hoping to reunite with her four-year-old … Continue reading Book Review: Reminders of Him by Colleen Hoover

Book Review: Nightmare Alley by William Lindsay Gresham

About the Book: A cool, cruel, rediscovered classic of American noir, soon to be a major motion picture directed by Guillermo del Toro. Stanton Carlisle, employed as a carny at a travelling circus watches their freak-show geek - an abject alcoholic, the object of the voyeuristic crowd's gleeful disgust and derision - and wonders how … Continue reading Book Review: Nightmare Alley by William Lindsay Gresham