Book Reviews

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.

Dance in America, edited by Mindy Aloff

Dance In America Edited by Mindy Aloff

February 25, 2019 8:17 am By Leave your thoughts

Dance In America, Mindy Aloff Editor, Library of America - Historian and dance critic Mindy Aloff has assembled the most thought-provoking and entertaining writers, performers, and critics and produced a treasure trove of information on dances unique to the United States.

The Gown by Jennifer Robson

The Gown by Jennifer Robson

February 19, 2019 3:43 pm By Leave your thoughts

The Gown, Jennifer Robson, HarperCollins - Yet another story on a royal wedding might be be a turnoff, but Jennifer Robson’s novel, “The Gown,” surprises with a captivating story on self-reliant women who sewed and embroidered Princess Elizabeth’s wedding dress. Based on true events in October, 1947 in London...

The Great Alone by Kristin Hannah

The Great Alone by Kristin Hannah

February 11, 2019 10:20 am By 1 Comment

The Great Alone, Kristin Hannah, St. Martins Press - The austere beauty and unforgiving winters of Alaska’s outback further unravels the already-fragile and violent life of the Allbright family in Kristin Hannah’s novel, “The Great Alone.”