I stumbled upon Welcome to the Writer’s Life while dashing into the library to return books. In true book nerd fashion, I couldn’t resist stepping into the next room to glance at the new book display even though Laura was waiting… Read More ›
The great outdoors, strong women, dogs If you like outdoorsy adventure mysteries or thrillers with a psychological edge, then check out Diane Les Becquets’ new book, The Last Woman in the Forest. It’s the story a young woman who loves… Read More ›
I’m excited to share the review I wrote for Criminal Element of Tom Clavin’s new biography, Wild Bill: The True Story of the American Frontier’s First Gunfighter.
I’m a big fan of Kathryn J. Atwood’s work. She’s written several collective biographies of women who either insert themselves into or find themselves in the midst of a war zone or occupied territory. I wrote about her Women Heroes… Read More ›
If you like books about race, sexuality, power, and family you might want to check out this novel because these issues are explored in interesting and unusual ways. The pacing of the second half is just off, or at least very different from the first (it involves a court case and those often make me glaze over). If you’re someone who is really into vampire novels you’ll want to read Fledgling for the inventive vampire world Butler creates. However, if you’re the type who reads one vampire novel a year and are looking for a novel that’ll scare you and keep you reading deep into the night, you’ll probably want to pass on this one.
Published in the U.S. by Tin House Books on October 9, 2018. Bitter Orange, Claire Fuller’s third novel, is a literary mystery that fans of Sarah Waters, Daphne Du Maurier, and Shirley Jackson won’t want to miss. Fuller’s first novel, Our Endless Numbered Days, won the 2015… Read More ›