Nearly. Every. Single. Character. in Emily Culliton’s superb novel is a sociopath — if not a self-serving narcissist, then at the very least a misanthrope. You can’t exactly root for any one of them, but you can’t close the book either. You’re...
The magical world Robin Sloan used to such affect in Mr. Penumbra’ 24-Hour Bookstore shows up in his newest, SOURDOUGH. The “magick” here, though, is less Harry Potter and more of the Garden Spells variety: whimsical rather than mystical. Like Mr....
Imagine wanting freedom so badly you would chop off your shackled hand to escape slavery. That is what Samuel Long did, and as Norman Lock tells his story in A FUGITIVE IN WALDEN WOODS, Samuel’s travels via the Underground Railroad bring him to Concord, Massachusetts....
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Philip J. Adler
P.J. teaches high school AP English. After dusting off the blackboard chalk, he pens essays and reviews (and works on his desk-drawer novel). An avid reader and self-proclaimed nerd, P.J. leans to sci-fi but also enjoys nonfiction—science and technology, history and current events.
A Jack-of- all-trades—Kathy enjoys writing, painting and construction projects. Her first novel, Baklava, Biscotti, and an Irishman was written in a cottage she moved from Chatham to her Cape Cod residence five towns away. She’s currently at work on her second novel and third feature-length screenplay. Visit Kathy’s blog.
John Michael De Marco
In his novels, John explores the strengths and flaws of those seeking purpose and passion in a world of flux. In his non-fiction—and as a Certified Executive Coach—John helps individuals develop their physical, intellectual, emotional, and spiritual potential. Visit John’s website.
After working for years in technology, Abby turned to writing, and in 2017 her debut novel, I Liked My Life, was published by St. Martin’s Press. She’s also a human rights advocate, and when she’s not busy watching “the comedy show that is her children,” she manages to find time for one of her favorite activities, reading. Visit Abby’s website.
Cara spent 10 years as a Library Reader’s Advisor in between performing with a belly dance troupe and teaching dance classes. She prefers Swinburne to Shelley, Faulkner to Hemingway, and can be found on most rainy days curled up with a good book and a cup of earl gray, hot.
If you guessed from her photo that Fiona is an outdoors enthusiast, you would be right. A former Brit now living in the U.S., Fiona deals in rare and antique books. When she’s not on horseback, walking her beloved spaniel, or in her garden, you’ll find her reading and reviewing.
A former college English instructor, Molly developed LitLovers after teaching an online literature course several years ago. It was so much fun—even the students loved it—that she decided to take it public. If Molly’s not working on LitLovers, she’s sleeping.