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The Gustav Sonata by Rose Tremain

The Gustav Sonata, a Quest for Unrequited Love

Apr 1, 2017 | Format: Written | Contributor: Anna Roins

THE GUSTAV SONATA, Rose Tremain, Vintage – Rose Tremain CBE FRSL, is regarded as one of the most atmospheric British novelists of her time. She has been published in thirty countries and has won the Orange Prize, the Whitbread Novel Award and the Prix Femina Etranger, as well as shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize Read more »

The Language of Solitude by Jan-Philipp Sendker

The Language of Solitude

Apr 1, 2017 | Format: Audio | Contributor: Doris Booth

The Language of Solitude, Jan-Philipp Sendker, Atria – Jan-Philipp Sendker’s internationally-bestselling debut novel The Art of Hearing Heartbeats (2012) captivated readers, critics and booksellers alike, who called the book “magical” (Huffington Post) “brilliant” (Shelf Awareness) and “epic” (Publishers Weekly) Read more »

The Summer Guest by Alison Anderson

Real Letter Inspires Fictional Tale in The Summer Guest

Apr 1, 2017 | Format: Written | Contributor: Ellen Birkett Morris

The Summer Guest, Alison Anderson, Harper Collins – In her novel, The Summer Guest, Alison Anderson offers readers a look at a unique friendship between Anton Chekhov and Zinaida Mikhailovna, an ailing doctor, through the pages of Zinaida’s diary Read more »

History of Wolves by Emily Fridlund

Teenager’s Choices Echo Throughout Her Life

Apr 1, 2017 | Format: Written | Contributor: Diane Slocum

History of Wolves, Emily Fridlund, Grove Atlantic – In Emily Fridlund’s History of Wolves, a teenage girl raised on a failed commune in the north woods of Minnesota feels like she doesn’t fit in at home or at school Read more »

The Second Mrs. Hockaday by Susan Rivers

Persistence and Grit Guide Rivers and Her Heroine

Mar 1, 2017 | Format: Written | Contributor: Ellen Birkett Morris

The Second Mrs. Hockaday, Susan Rivers, Algonquin Books – When Susan Rivers’ agent told her she wouldn’t debut with her first novel, Rivers was disappointed. These words are spoken to many writers, but they came at a particularly difficult time for her Read more »

All the Breaking Waves by Kerry Lonsdale

Mom and Daughter with Psychic Powers Struggle to Save Each Other

Mar 1, 2017 | Format: Written | Contributor: Diane Slocum

All the Breaking Waves, Kerry Lonsdale, Lake Union Publishing – The women in Molly’s family have special abilities – to foresee the future, to communicate telepathically, and in Molly’s case, to cause people to do as she directs against their own will Read more »

I Liked My Life

I Liked My Life: Learning to Learn From Pain

Mar 1, 2017 | Format: Audio | Contributor: Doris Booth

I LIKED MY LIFE , Abby Fabiaschi, St. Martins Press – Abby Fabiaschi’s debut novel, I LIKED MY LIFE (St Martin’s Press, January 2017) leaves one to ponder: If you live your life for other people can you truly be happy? And what becomes of those you served once you’re gone Read more »

Seeing and Believing by Gillian Bouras

Seeing and Believing Explores the Longings of the Displaced Expatriate

Mar 1, 2017 | Format: Written | Contributor: Anna Roins

Gillian Bouras, Seeing and Believing, (Gialos Publishing – Author Gillian Bouras, recipient of a New South Wales State Literary Award, and shortlisted for the National Biography Award (Australia), and the UK Fawcett Book Prize brings us full circle with the publication of Seeing and Believing Read more »

Surprise Me by Deena Goldstone

The Making of a Writer

Feb 1, 2017 | Format: Written | Contributor: Ellen Birkett Morris

Surprise Me, Deena Goldstone, Knopf – In the novel Surprise Me a young writer, Isabelle Rothman, meets her mentor, novelist and Professor Daniel Jablonski, and they form a unique bond that influences them personally and professionally Read more »