Book Reviews

Chelsea Girls by Fiona Davis

Chelsea Girls by Fiona Davis

April 17, 2019 7:47 am By Leave your thoughts

Chelsea Girls, Fiona Davis, Random House - The historical novel, “Chelsea Girls,” verifies the old adage that history repeats itself. Fiona Davis’ drama unfolds during McCarthyism when entertainers living in the New York Chelsea Hotel were without evidence targeted for subversive practice and blacklisted as “communists” and “socialists.”

The Last of the Stanfields by Marc Levy

The Last of the Stanfields by Marc Levy

March 26, 2019 12:00 pm By Leave your thoughts

The Last of the Stanfields, Marc Levy, Amazon Crossing - London, England: Eleanor-Rigby Donovan’s family life is fun, yet when she receives an anonymous letter it upsets everything. The letter writer alleges that thirty-six years ago Eleanor-Rigby’s late Beatles-loving mother Sally-Anne once led a completely different life.

The Plotters by Un-Su Kim

The Plotters by Un-Su Kim

March 19, 2019 7:27 pm By Leave your thoughts

The Plotters, Un-Su Kim, DoubleDay - Reseng is an assassin, a thirty-something veteran of the Library, a clearing house for assassinations across South Korea. The Library is owned by the curmudgeonly Old Raccoon, a recluse who commissions work without ever seeming to leave the place.

The Daughter's Tale

The Daughter’s Tale by Armando Lucas Correa

February 28, 2019 1:49 pm By Leave your thoughts

The Daughter's Tale, Armando Lucas Correa, Atria Books - Armando Lucas Correa’s powerful and sorrowful novel, “The Daughter’s Tale,” returns us to the rise of Nazism in Germany, told through the eyes of young Jewish girl. It’s based on a true account of a woman who was 14 years old when her parents were dispatched to a death camp.