Robert Earle’s admirable new collection of short stories ‘tells the stories of women everywhere from New Mexico to Melbourne. They are young and old. Their lives are the landscape of the heart.’ As described by the publisher, that is an ambitious undertaking for any writer – especially perhaps for a male writer – and… Read More She Receives the Night – Book Review
Title: The Latecomers Author: Rich Marcello Genre: Literary Fiction / Magical Realism Bonded by a series of tragic events, husband and wife Maggie and Charlie, along with their friends Rebecca, Joe, and Ebba, undeniably know that they all have been brought together for a reason. In The Latecomers, they find out why.
Title: The Road to Delano Author: John DeSimone Genre: Historical Fiction The Road to Delano follows high school senior and baseball star Jack Duncan as his life is suddenly turned upside down when he receives information that his father, once a prominent grape grower in central California, was murdered. This isn’t the story… Read More Editorial Review – The Road to Delano
Title: The Melancholy History of Mayfly Author: Mutch Katsonga Genre: Supernatural/Coming-of-Age In The Melancholy History of Mayfly, Mutch Katsonga tells the story of a young man named Childe who is kept hidden by his parents during his whole childhood because of a curse he possesses. Childe falls in love with a girl named… Read More Editorial Review – The Melancholy History of Mayfly
*Guest book review contributed by 125 Pages.* The Summer That Melted Everything: A Novel by Tiffany McDaniel Published by St. Martin’s Press on July 26, 2016 Genres: Family Life, Literary Pages: 320 Format: Kindle Source: Netgalley Fielding Bliss has never forgotten the summer of 1984: the year a heat wave scorched Breathed, Ohio. The year he became friends with the devil.… Read More The Summer That Melted Everything – Book Review
–Guest post contributed by Jack Messenger- ‘The past does not exist, so it cannot hurt me.’ How many desperate people, I wonder, have muttered some such mantra under their breaths in the hope they can stop brooding about things dead and buried? The trouble is, of course, very few things are dead and buried.… Read More Gnarled Bones – Book Review
-Guest post contributed by Jack Messenger- Trains and boats and planes – modes of transport abound in Barry Stewart Hunter’s interestingly varied collection of short stories, although the people they convey are seldom up to speed with their own lives. Persons in transit and the mental dislocations they experience are a recurring motif; thematically,… Read More Something You Once Told Me – Book Review