As the author describes it, this is a playful reimagining of how Charles Dickens wrote A Christmas Carol that incorporates historical facts but sometimes changes or embellishes them to fit the story. Silva captures the tone of Dickens’ era and quite probably what his life was like at times – he was well-known and popular… Read More Mr. Dickens and His Carol by Samantha Silva
A 5-year-old boy is struck and killed in a hit-and-run. Detective Inspector Ray Stevens of the Bristol police puts his team on the case. Kate, new to the Criminal Investigation Department, is already proving to be smart and dedicated to the job. With few leads, however, the investigation is going to be difficult. The… Read More I Let You Go by Clare Mackintosh
Edited by Elizabeth Benedict I guess it’s comforting to know that most women, no matter how successful, are a little crazy about their hair, but the essays in this collection become a little tiring after awhile as themes start to repeat – women who learn to accept a natural look; women who defiantly color and… Read More Me, My Hair, and I: Twenty-seven Women Untangle an Obsession
1st in Dublin Murder Squad series I have owned this book for several years but never got around to reading it. Tana French occasionally comes across my radar in reviews of other authors’ works so I finally committed to reading this one. I listed to most of it on audio and the narrator is… Read More In the Woods by Tara French
C2016 How tiny choices, seemingly insignificant, can change the course of our lives. Debut novel Three versions of how a certain couple’s relationship could have turned out. RAL Penelope Lively. How It All Began
Release date October 2016; LP available 17 year old girl sleeps with local pastor’s 21-year-old son. Pregnant. The girl and her best friend become adults but still shadowed by the choices of their youth. African-American characters and author. Debut novel.
Release May 2016, no LP yet Twelve-year-old Ethan Forsythe, an exceptionally talented boy obsessed with physics and astronomy, has been raised alone by his mother in Sydney, Australia. Claire, a former professional ballerina, has been a wonderful parent to Ethan, but he’s becoming increasingly curious about his father’s absence in his life. Claire is fiercely… Read More BUZZ: Relativity by Antonia Hayes