Review: Girl Gone Mad, Avery Bishop, Lake Union - Fourteen years ago, Emily Bennett belonged to a middle school girl gang known as the Harpies. Bullying and frequently vicious, the Harpies were detested by teachers and pupils alike.
In 60 Stories About 30 Seconds, Bruce Van Dusen, Post Hill Press - The richness of Bruce Van Dusen’s book, “In 60 Stories About 30 Seconds,” springs from his perspective of key events that dramatically changed the production of television commercials during his forty-five years as a TV ad director and producer.
Review: The Unspoken, Ian K. Smith, Thomas & Mercer - Former Chicago PD Detective Ashe Cayne’s strong sense of justice cost him his job when he refused to take part in a cover-up.
Make Them Cry, Smith Henderson & Jon Marc Smith, Harper Collins - Can private military contractors hired by the United States to stabilize violence in Afghanistan by taking over the country's heroin traffic use the same tactics with Mexican drug cartels?
Millicent Glenn's Last Wish, Tori Whitaker, Lake Union Publishing - Tori Whitaker’s “Glenn’s Last Wish,” fails to excite, with what turns out to be a tedious plot line. If that’s not enough, toss in Roe vs Wade, and add religious overtones.
We are all the Same in the Dark, Julia Heaberlin, Ballantine Books - Trumanell Branson was a Texas town’s homecoming queen, a beyond-beautiful local heroine who overcame a deeply troubled home life to win the respect of her neighbors.
The Book of Lost Names, Kristin Harmel, Gallery Books - Eva Traube Abrams, a university student living in Paris, refuses to believe a warning from a fellow student, who, like herself, wears a yellow star.
For the Best, Vanessa Lillie, Thomas & Mercer - Juliet Worthington-Smith, CEO of the Poe Foundation of Rhode Island, wakes with a blistering hangover one summer morning to find the police at her door.
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The Big Book of Modern Fantasy, Ann and Jeff Vandermeer, Vintage Books - Editors Ann and Jeff Vandermeer have compiled an extraordinary collection of creepy, scary and intelligent stories by an impressive number of fantasy writers from around the world in their hefty new tome, “The Big Book of Modern Fantasy.”