Book Reviews

March Sisters

March Sisters: On life, death, and Little Women

August 28, 2019 11:13 am By Leave your thoughts

March Sisters: On life, death, and Little Women, Library of America - Louisa May Alcott’s semi-autobiographical classic novel, Little Women, written a century-and-half ago, continues to resonate, most recently prompting The Library of America’s new book, “March Sisters.” Four women writers comment on how the characters, loosely based on Alcott’s own family, shaped their own lives.

Booth Tarkington

Booth Tarkington, Novels & Stories

August 13, 2019 2:09 pm By Leave your thoughts

Booth Tarkington, Novels & Stories, edited by Thomas Mallon, Library of America - Few have won the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction twice, but Booth Tarkington did, first with his 1919 novel, “The Magnificent Ambersons,” and then, three years later, for “Alice Adams.”

The Braid by Laetitia Colombani

The Braid by Laetitia Colombani

August 9, 2019 8:11 am By Leave your thoughts

The Braid, Laetitia Colombani, Atria - Laetitia Colombani’s most inspiring novel, “The Braid,” takes us on a breathtaking journey, laced with valuable historical perspectives of three women facing different obstacles, mostly obscure, and almost beyond our comprehension

The Poison Garden by A. J. Banner

The Poison Garden by A J Banner

July 22, 2019 12:56 pm By 1 Comment

The Poison Garden, A J Banner, Lake Union - Elise Watters returns home to idyllic Chinook Island off the Washington coast expecting a joyful reunion with her husband, Dr. Keiran Lund, in time for their first anniversary.

Ghost Stories

Ghost Stories Edited by Morton & Klinger

July 2, 2019 9:01 am By Leave your thoughts

Ghost Stories, Edited by Morton & Klinger, Pegasus Books - It was in the 18th century, after the Civll War and World War I, when a growing interest in communicating with the war dead spawned a new religion: “Spiritualism.” That in turn prompted emergence of ghost stories.