Book Reviews

Red Dress in Black & White

Book Review: Red Dress in Black & White by Elliot Ackerman

May 17, 2020 11:15 am By Leave your thoughts

Red Dress in Black & White, Elliot Ackerman, Alfred A. Knopf - Former Marine Elliot Ackerman, who lived a swath of time in Turkey, offers us his new novel, “Red Dress in Black and White,” which focuses on that country’s political upheaval, in particular the 2013 Gezi Park demonstration that left many protestors dead and thousands imprisoned.

Winter Sisters by Tim Westover

Book Review: Winter Sisters by Tim Westover

April 10, 2020 8:30 am By Leave your thoughts

Winter Sisters, Tim Westover, QW Publishers - Author Tim Westover weaves an illuminating tall tale about ancient vs. modern medicine in his novel, “Winter Sisters.” The story begins in the early 1800s with the arrival of Audrey Waycross fresh out of medical school.

Book Review: The Lions of Fifth Avenue by Fiona Davis

March 30, 2020 3:10 pm By Leave your thoughts

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: Hello, Summer by Mary Kay Andrews

March 30, 2020 2:17 pm By 2 Comments

Hello, Summer, Mary Kay Andrews, St Martins Press - Conley Hawkins has ink in her blood. Daughter of generations of newspaper owners and journalists, her award-winning career looks set to soar onward and upward—until a golden opportunity falls apart, leaving her adrift and jobless.