Kate Padilla

Kate Padilla

Kate Padilla is an author, poet and artist. Her book, Apples Rot on the Ground (May 2020), is a collection of gut-wrenching poems detailing the racism and bigotry that existed for Hispanic families in early New Mexico & Wyoming.
Olivia Twist by Lorie Langdon

Olivia Twist by Lorie Langdon

Olivia Twist, Lorie Langdon – Lorie Langdon’s new young adult book, “Olivia Twist,” remakes Charles Dickens’ classic “Oliver Twist” and serves up a pleasurable read with countless thrills.

Winter Sister by Robin Oliveria

Winter Sister by Robin Oliveria

Winter Sisters, Robin Oliveira, Random House – Robin Oliveira’s haunting thriller, “Winter Sisters,” loosely based on a 19th-century historic snowstorm that buried Albany, New York, also shines light on early 20th-Century age-of-consent and sexual-assault laws.

Limelight by Amy Poeppel

Limelight by Amy Poeppel

Book Review: Limelight, Amy Poeppel, Atria Books – Allison Brinkley, who has just moved from Dallas to New York City, gets a dose of big-city driving when she crashes into an unoccupied BMW while retrieving her child at school.

Book Review: It’s My Party by Jeanette Watson

Book Review: It’s My Party by Jeanette Watson

It’s My Party, Jeanette Watson, Turtle Point Press – Jeanette Watson’s memoir, “It’s My Party,” will make your eyes glaze. Alas, it’s like a bad party encounter, when somebody rambles on about riches and “famous” people his or her family has wined and dined. 

Peter Taylor Complete Stories Two volumes 1938-1959 & 1960-1992

Peter Taylor Complete Stories Two volumes 1938-1959 & 1960-1992

Peter Taylor Complete Stories, Library of America – Author Peter Taylor produced a respectable amount of work during his lifetime, yet he never enjoyed the notoriety of other 20th-century writers even though he won the 1987 Pulitzer Prize for his novel, “A Summons to Memphis.” 

Ross Macdonald: Four Later Novels

Ross Macdonald: Four Later Novels

Ross Macdonald: Four Later Novels, Library of America – The work of Ross Macdonald, who the New York Times Book Review once lauded America’s best detective novelist, is featured in a four-novel collection just issued by the Library of America.

Unquiet Spirits by Bonnie MacBird

Unquiet Spirits by Bonnie MacBird

Unquiet Spirits, Bonnie MacBird, Harper Collins – “Unquiet Spirits,’ a new Sherlock Holmes adventure, rediscovers the intrigue of Arthur Conan Doyle’s century-old detective stories. Author Bonnie MacBird, a devoted Sherlock fan, follows Doyle’s precepts in her book.

The Copenhagen Affair by Amulya Malladi

The Copenhagen Affair by Amulya Malladi

The Copenhagen Affair, Amulya Malladi, Lake Union Publishing – Reading The Copenhagen Affair is like savoring chocolate ice cream — until you discover it’s really artificial flavored.