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The Silver Witch

Overall though I did like this book and felt that it was ‘good’, it didn’t blow my mind but it was good and I would continue reading more books by her.

The Patriot Threat

Historic thriller at its finest! Well researched and typically well executed.


I was expecting this novel to be the perfect mixture of Downton and P & P as promised….more of a love story in the spirit of Jane Austen and Lady Mary……it was a little more gritty and rough around the edges.

The Last Bookaneer: A Novel

If you are looking for a little adventure, intrigue, mystery, both familiar and exotic then this would be a great place to start your summer reading!

The Fatal Flame

It’s a very smart, well constructed novel and I really really enjoyed it.

The Canterbury Sisters

This is a superb novel about self discovery and would make for a great weekend read or beach read this summer!

Day Shift

I liked this book better than the first because we got right into the mystery but I am hoping that in future books, Harris adds more of a romance angle for readers looking for that sort of thing.

Hold Still: A Memoir with Photographs

Hold Still is a portrait of Mann and of the south—of an individual who identifies inextricably with her southern birthplace.

The Queen of the Tearling

When I first found myself reading The Queen of the Tearling, I wasn't sure I would enjoy it.

Satin Island: A novel
The Rumpus : Satin Island (May 27, 2015)

McCarthy has every right to produce a book like Satin Island, but he would be remiss if he thought it amounts to anything more than his own version of a narrative aesthetic.


Gutshot is a testament not only to Gray’s powers, but also to her trust in readers to follow the frenetic pinball momentum of her imagination.

Fanny Says

I had a hard time coming up with an example of a recent American poem that qualified as a “contemporary epic.” But if a future student were to ask, I wouldn’t have any trouble at all. I’d say, “Nickole Brown has written an epic poem called Fanny Says.”

There's Something I Want You to Do: Stories

Baxter’s writing is characterized by this unselfconsciousness, this artless clarity. His characters take on their own lives.

Where Things Come Back

This book tackles fear in an offbeat way. It’s tinged with absurdity and humor, filled with long-winded sentences and a quiet madness pushing beneath the surface.

The Uses of the Body

Like a great song, I find myself wanting to read passages of Landau over and over, mouthing along to the best lines.

The Folded Clock: A Diary

This book is really about the universal quest to understand how desire shapes and drives all of us. Julavits wants more than anything to live a rich life, to be fully here, to be present.

The Brothers: The Road to an American Tragedy

The Brothers makes readers feel the tragedy of the Boston bombing in all its complexity.

One of Us

Some will read One Of Us expecting to uncover how a person becomes a political terrorist capable of murdering 77 people, and they will be disappointed.

Look Who's Back

If an author is going to float this kind of premise, he should heed his star’s advice, and go out for total victory.

Church of Marvels

Church Of Marvels doesn’t ever solve all of the mysteries it presents, but it does provide a satisfying conclusion.