Shelf Life of Happiness, Virginia Pye Virginia Pye had always written, but when she took a class from Annie Dillard at Wesleyan University in Connecticut she began to get a deeper sense of what writing requires.
Tag Archive: genre fiction
Evergreen Tidings from the Baumgartners, Gretchen Anthony, Park Row Books – Christmas letters don’t always paint a true picture of a family’s life.
The Chef's Secret, Crystal King, Touchstone - Crystal King’s historical novel, “The Chef’s Secret,” is a fictional story based on a true character, Bartolomeo Scappi, who served as the Vatican chef during the 16th century Italian Renaissance.
Just After Midnight, Catherine Ryan Hyde, Lake Union - Thirty-something Faith escapes her abusive husband Robert and seeks refuge at her parent’s California beach house.
America for Beginners, Leah Franqui, William Morrow –Pival has barely even traveled within her native Kolkata but after her husband dies, she decides to tour America to find her son who may or may not have died, disowned by his family.
The Lost Letters of William Wolf, Helen Cullen, Graydon House - Compatible in every way William and Clare Woolf’s marriage seemed a match made in heaven – then it began to break apart.
A Murdered Peace, Candace Robb, Pegasus Crime - York, Winter, 1400AD. The previous year Henry Bollingbroke deposed his cousin King Richard II and became King Henry IV. England is still in turmoil following the Epiphany Uprising when Richard’s supporters failed to restore him to the throne.
Christmas in July, Alan Michael Parker, Dzanc books - In his latest novel, Alan Michael Parker tells the story of the Christmas Danzig, a thirteen-year-old with terminal cancer
Author Interview: The City of Brass, S.A. Chakraborty, Harper Voyager – A young woman in eighteenth century Egypt survives by using her wits and stealing from her victims. Nahri doesn’t believe in magic, but she does have tricks for healing. One night while performing what she thinks is a sham zar incantation, she calls up an ifrit – an evil supernatural being who is now out to get her.
The Floating World, C. Morgan Babst, Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill – In the chaos of Katrina, the Boisdorè family broke up in more ways than one.