Yann Martel: The good and the bad

Whenever I see that Yann Martel has a new book out, I anticipate something potentially exciting. Unfortunately, for fans of Life of Pi, though, Martel appears to be another one-hit-wonder. Beatrice and Virgil, Martel's latest offering was disappointing in the extreme, and I'm pretty sure I will never be tempted to pick up another of... Continue Reading →

The Wife’s Tale

The author of The Girls has a new book – The Wife’s Tale. What would you do if your husband disappeared on the eve of your 25th wedding anniversary? If you’re Mary Gooch you would set out on a journey to find him and end up finding yourself.  At 43 years of age and 300... Continue Reading →

Peter Straub and the Goods

In need of a really good suspenseful piece of fiction, well then  I have the books for you.  Peter Straub stories are indeed suspenseful mysteries, but I should add that a majority are also downright terrifying.  The first Straub book I had read was Koko which was amazing.  What I didn’t know at the time... Continue Reading →

Whiter Than Snow

Guess what? There’s a new Sandra Dallas book and there are no holds on it. Her latest book “Whiter than snow” just came out at the end of March. The book opens on April 20, 1920 in the small mining town of Swandyke, Colorado. In seconds life is changed for the families of Swandyke when... Continue Reading →

The Girl Who Chased The Moon

Last June I wrote a blog entry about Sarah Addison Allen’s new book “The Sugar Queen”. Now hot off the press is her latest book, “The Girl Who Chased The Moon”. Like her previous books this one has magical elements that attract me. Seventeen year old Emily Benedict visits the small Southern town of Mullaby,... Continue Reading →

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