All Book Reviews

The Good Liar Catherine McKenzie - 380 p.

The Good Liar Catherine McKenzie - 380 p.

In her latest, THE GOOD LIAR, Catherine McKenzie demonstrates the same strong handle of suspense narratives that readers enjoyed in Fractured and Smoke. The story is told from intertwining perspectives, though the bulk of the pages follow the strong and relatable...

read more
Educated Tara Westover - 352 p.

Educated Tara Westover - 352 p.

She was a tough kid. Still, even having read EDUCATED, Tara Westover’s blistering family memoir, I’m hard pressed to figure out how any child—no matter how resilient—could come away intact, let alone garner the prestigious academic degrees (M.A., Ph.D.)...

read more
The Which Way Tree Elizabeth Crook - 288 p.

The Which Way Tree Elizabeth Crook - 288 p.

Set in the time during and right after the Civil War, THE WHICH WAY TREE immediately engages the reader with the voice of Texan Benjamin Shreve, 17 years old as we begin the novel, but younger in the tale he tells us. Let me correct myself—his purpose in sharing his...

read more
The Flight Attendant Chris Bohjalian - 368 p.

The Flight Attendant Chris Bohjalian - 368 p.

“She honestly couldn’t say whether flying made people weird, or whether people were inherently weird and a closed cabin just made it more apparent.” In his latest novel, Chris Bohjalian leverages the  sometimes bizarre, sometimes terrifying world of air transit,...

read more
This Could Hurt Jillian Medoff - 384 p.

This Could Hurt Jillian Medoff - 384 p.

The amount of time we spend on the job—the getting ready for, the getting-to, the getting-from, the long hours doing it and the longer hours worrying about it—make JIllian Medoff’s smart, funny novel, THIS COULD HURT, especially pertinent. The author has penned...

read more
Before We Were Yours Lisa Wingate - 352 p.

Before We Were Yours Lisa Wingate - 352 p.

Historical fiction has the capacity to entertain, educate, or horrify. In BEFORE WE WERE YOURS Lisa Wingate manages all three. Through one family’s nightmare, Wingate explores the atrocities that took place at the Tennessee Children’s Home Society between 1920 and1950...

read more
Homegoing Yaa Gyasi - 320 p.

Homegoing Yaa Gyasi - 320 p.

“Theirs was the kind of life that did not guarantee living.”  Moving forward in time from generation to generation among the same families—Ken Follett style—HOMEGOING by Yaa Gyasi narrates the early slave trade powered by the British and powerful South African...

read more
The Power Naomi Alderman - 400 p.

The Power Naomi Alderman - 400 p.

Given the rise of #MeToo, the timing of THE POWER is uncanny. Whether you’re in alignment with that movement or not, surely you’ve fantasized—at least once in your life, right?—about what would happen if the high heels were on the other feet. In this new...

read more
How to Stop Time Matt Haig - 336 p.

How to Stop Time Matt Haig - 336 p.

A love story lasting some 400  years would seem the province of vampires. But Tom Hazard is no vampire: even though he’s 439 years old (though he looks about 40)—he’s fully human. Tom suffers from anageria, a rare but not unique medical condition. To have...

read more
Mrs. Osmond John Banville - 384 p.

Mrs. Osmond John Banville - 384 p.

A great idea isn’t always a good idea—a trap John Banville may have fallen into with MRS. OSMOND. Banville has written his newest novel as a sequel to The Portrait of a Lady. Henry James’s 1880 classic ends ambiguously with his heroine, Isabel Archer...

read more

Recent Reviews

Pin It on Pinterest

Share This