Reviews

Review: First Frost

Review: First Frost

“In the small college town of Bascom, North Carolina, the Waverley women are known for their peculiarities. Get your hair done by Sydney Waverley and you’re guaranteed a smooth morning commute, a promotion at work, and dinner cooked by your husband when you get home. “

by · 03/02/2015 · Comments are Disabled · Features, Reviews
Review:  The Stories

Review: The Stories

The Stories is an excellent introduction to the illustrious talent that is award-winning author Jane Gardam.

by · 02/23/2015 · Comments are Disabled · Features, Reviews
Review: Station Eleven

Review: Station Eleven

Mandel deftly weaves these complex threads into a chilling tale that is by turns darkly comic, horrifically bleak, and achingly brilliant. A beautifully crafted post-apocalyptic survival story for grownups.

by · 02/16/2015 · Comments are Disabled · Features, Reviews
Review:  Reunion

Review: Reunion

“Hannah Pittard deftly describes the emotional turmoil and communication struggles between family members forced to interact. “

by · 02/09/2015 · Comments are Disabled · Features, Reviews
Review: The Strange and Beautiful Sorrows of Ava Lavender

Review: The Strange and Beautiful Sorrows of Ava Lavender

“Between its lyrical prose and fantastical plot, this magical realist tale is absolutely entrancing. And the overriding theme of the story—“Love makes us such fools”—hits just the right note, both melancholy and hopeful.”

by · 02/02/2015 · Comments are Disabled · Features, Reviews
Review:  Reunion

Review: Reunion

This book was difficult to read at times, if only because the characters were each dealing with issues that made me both anxious and hopeful they could be resolved. It’s extremely well-written and a moving narrative about a modern family.

by · 01/26/2015 · Comments are Disabled · Features, Reviews
Review: Astonish Me

Review: Astonish Me

Astonish Me (by Maggie Shipstead) is a beautifully written book that gives readers a glimpse into the complicated political and professional nuances of the professional ballet world.

by · 01/21/2015 · Comments are Disabled · Features, Reviews
Review: A Murder is Announced

Review: A Murder is Announced

Although any Agatha Christie book is like comfort food to me, this one is my favorite. It was written during the golden age of the British detective novels and is what’s known as a ‘cozy mystery.’

by · 01/12/2015 · Comments are Disabled · Features, Reviews