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: The Lions of Fifth Avenue by Fiona Davis

Book Review: The Lions of Fifth Avenue by Fiona Davis

The Lions of Fifth Avenue , Fiona Davis, Penguin Random House – Fiona Davis, known for factual research into New York’s landmarks in her historical fiction novels, has again produced a first-class tale. “The Lions of Fifth Avenue” is a suspenseful drama centered on the New York Public Library and its Berg Collection, stocked with American and English rare books and artifacts. 

Book Review: Updike Novels 1968-1975 edited by Christopher Carduff

Book Review: Updike Novels 1968-1975 edited by Christopher Carduff

Updike Novels 1968-1975, Christopher Carduff Editor, Library of America – John Updike won two Pulitzer Prizes for his “Rabbit” tetralogy, a series about the disturbing life of an ordinary man, Harry “Rabbit” Angstrom, the protagonist whose risky doings are a mirror response to events such as the Cold War, Vietnam, sex, drugs and civil rights protests.

The Other Family by Loretta Nyhan

The Other Family by Loretta Nyhan

The Other Family, Loretta Nyhan, Lake Union – Author Loretta Nyhan’s novel, “The Other Family,” pivots around new mainstream themes such alternative medicine (mindfulness), DNA testing, social media as a campaign tool, and online dating.

The Keeper by Jessica Moor

The Keeper by Jessica Moor

The Keeper, Jessica Moor, Penguin Books – Jessica Moor’s novel, “The Keeper,” needs to be read, despite its painful subject: Why do women stay with their abusive husbands/partners? Moor tackles the physiological and physical fear of women caught in the cycle of violence, and why law enforcement shies away from domestic abuse.

Jean Stafford Complete Novels edited by Kathryn Davids

Jean Stafford Complete Novels edited by Kathryn Davids

Jean Stafford Complete Novels, edited by Kathryn Davids, Library of America – Pulitzer-Prize-winner Jean Stafford gets renewed attention from The Library of America with three of her most important works in one edition. Boston Adventure is a dense work written in 1944 that garnered her national acclaim …

This Terrible Beauty by Katrin Schuman

This Terrible Beauty by Katrin Schuman

This Terrible Beauty, Katrin Schuman, Lake Union Publishing – Suspense seeps through each page of Katrin Schumann’s historical fiction novel, “The Terrible Beauty.” Her evocative characters maneuver through a grim life on the German island of Rügen during Hitler’s regime …

The Other Windsor Girl by Georgie Blalock

The Other Windsor Girl by Georgie Blalock

The Other Windsor Girl, Georgie Blalock, William Morrow – Georgie Blalock’s novel, The Other Windsor Girl, is a fictional non-literary romance novel based on British royalty research. She focuses on Princess Margaret, daughter of King George VI and Queen Elizabeth, second in line to the throne after sister Queen Elizabeth II. 

Quantum by Patricia Cornwell

Quantum by Patricia Cornwell

Quantum, Patricia Cornwell, Tomas & Mercer – Patricia Cornwell, author of the popular thriller series, “Scarpetta,” now offers the first edition of her new series, “Quantum.” Her hero-character is Calli Chase, a NASA officer and a quantum physicist.

Followers by Megan Angelo

Followers by Megan Angelo

Followers, Megan Angelo, Graydon House – Megan Angelo’s novel, “Followers,” outlines an ominous future: Society tightly linked to devices, political decisions made via Twitter, people monitored by drones or robots and obliged by sponsors of reality shows to buy mind-numbing drugs.