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.
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.

The Essential Hamilton, Letters and other Writings

The Essential Hamilton, Letters and other Writings

The Essential Hamilton, Letters and other Writings, Edited with introduction by Joanne B. Freeman, Library of America – Alexander Hamilton’s extraordinary and controversial life headlines a popular musical but if you want an in-depth view of his life,

Jack and Norman by Jerome Loving

Jack and Norman by Jerome Loving

Jack and Norman, Jerome Loving, St. Martins Press – In 1977, after a “ten-year drought on the use of the death penalty,” rifles aim and fire toward a circle pined on Gary Gilmore’s dark shirt.

Trophy Son by Douglas Brunt

Trophy Son by Douglas Brunt

Trophy Son, Douglas Brunt, St. Martins Press – Douglas Brunt’s crisply written novel, “Trophy Son,” details the lonely and painful journey of a young tennis player to the top of the professional ranks.