Book Reviews

Pride by Ibi Zoboi

Pride by Ibi Zoboi

October 2, 2018 3:08 pm By Leave your thoughts

Pride, Ibi Zoboi, Harper Collins - Ibi Zoboi has successfully “remixed” Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice into a contemporary coming-of-age love story of race and family.

Killer Thriller by Lee Goldberg

Killer Thriller by Lee Goldberg

September 28, 2018 2:44 pm By Leave your thoughts

Killer Thriller, Lee Goldberg, Thomas & Mercer - Ian Ludlow, best-selling author of the Clint Straker thriller series, got an offer from the CIA. The agency is impressed by Ludlow’s talent for devising plots which have an unnerving habit of coming true, and wants to hire him to predict trouble for the United States, but Ludlow declines.

Classic American Crime Fiction of the 1920s edited by Leslie Klinger

Classic American Crime Fiction of the 1920s edited by Leslie S. Klinger

September 26, 2018 10:10 am By Leave your thoughts

Classic American Crime Fiction of the 1920s, editor Leslie S. Klinger, Pegasus Crime - Sir Arthur Conan-Doyle set the gold standard of detective fiction with his Sherlock Holmes stories, and for many years Conan-Doyle and other British crime writers, such as Agatha Christie, dominated the genre. In the 1920s American crime writers appeared on the scene with a distinctive style all their own.

The Invention of Race in the European Middle Ages by Geraldine Heng

The Invention of Race in the European Middle Ages by Geraldine Heng

September 26, 2018 9:44 am By Leave your thoughts

The Invention of Race in the Middle Ages, Geraldine Heng, Cambridge University Press - “The Invention of Race in Middle Ages” challenges “race theorists” who claim “race” identification is a modern phenomenon. Rather, as author Geraldine Heng’s research back to European Middle Ages reveals, it was actually then that different race distinctions emerged

In the Vines by Shannon Kirk

In the Vines by Shannon Kirk

September 11, 2018 6:41 pm By Leave your thoughts

In the Vines, Shannon Kirk, Thomas & Mercer - Twenty-something Princeton student Mary Olivia Pentecost – "Mop" – is related to the Vandonbeers, an old New England family with "more family money than all the Kennedys ever had, combined."