Book Review: The Perfect World of Miwako Sumida by Clarissa Goenawan

The Perfect World of Miwako Sumida… About the Book: A bewitching novel set in contemporary Japan about the mysterious suicide of a young woman. Miwako Sumida is dead. Now those closest to her try to piece together the fragments of her life. Ryusei, who has always loved her, follows Miwako’s trail to a remote Japanese … Continue reading Book Review: The Perfect World of Miwako Sumida by Clarissa Goenawan

Book Review: The Godmothers by Monica McInerney

The Godmothers... About the Book: Eliza Miller grew up in Australia as the only daughter of a troubled young mother, but with the constant support of two watchful godmothers, Olivia and Maxie. Despite her tricky childhood, she always felt loved and secure. Until, just before her eighteenth birthday, a tragic event changed her life. Thirteen … Continue reading Book Review: The Godmothers by Monica McInerney

Quick Shots Book Review: A Lonely Girl is a Dangerous Thing

A Lonely Girl is a Dangerous Thing... About the Book: Growing up is always hard, but especially when so many think you’re a washed-up has-been at twenty-two. Jena Lin plays the violin. She was once a child prodigy and now uses sex to fill the void left by fame. She’s struggling a little. Her professional … Continue reading Quick Shots Book Review: A Lonely Girl is a Dangerous Thing

Book Review: Winter of the Wolf by Martha Hunt Handler

Winter of the Wolf... About the Book: An exploration in grief, suicide, spiritualism, and Inuit culture, Winter of the Wolf follows Bean, an empathic and spiritually evolved fifteen-year-old, who is determined to unravel the mystery of her brother Sam’s death. Though all evidence points to a suicide, her heart and intuition compel her to dig … Continue reading Book Review: Winter of the Wolf by Martha Hunt Handler

Author Talks: Monique Mulligan on Nurturing the Seeds of Inspiration

One of the most-asked questions of authors is ‘What inspired you to write this book?’ Some authors hate this question; others don’t. I fall into the latter camp. What inspired me to write Wherever You Go is something I’m passionate about. I could talk about it endlessly and I do, which sometimes earns me a … Continue reading Author Talks: Monique Mulligan on Nurturing the Seeds of Inspiration