Title: Thursday’s Child Author name: Joseph Wurtenbaugh Genre: Literary Fiction / Romance / Business Intrigue / Legal Thriller This is an epic story, seasoned with mystery and romance, of how Adele Elizabeth Jansen’s life transforms slowly but irrevocably after meeting author, poet, polymath, and unrecognized genius, Thomas Newcombe.
Title: A Place of Timeless Harmony Author: Curt Eriksen Genre: Literary Fiction A Place of Timeless Harmony is about a couple, Richard and Sofie, who go on a romantic vacation to the African safari. But they are carrying secrets that are weighing heavily on their hearts, and the two realize that no matter how… Read More Editorial Review – A Place of Timeless Harmony
Title: The Beasts of Electra Drive Author: Rohan Quine Genre: Literary Fiction/Magical Realism/Horror Aptly titled, The Beasts of Electra Drive tells the story of a video game designer’s revenge on the “Dreary Ones,” the corporate leaders at Bang Dead Games, the company where he worked until recently. They’re about to release a new, glamorous… Read More Editorial Review – The Beasts of Electra Drive
Title: Sophie’s Playlist: The Gramble Chronicles Author: Michael Finocchiaro Genre: Fiction, Action and Adventure, Thriller This is a meandering, literary-style story spiced with romance, grit, and a touch of adventure as it covers the multiple storylines of three characters—Gramble, Zoe, and Samuel—as they explore a kaleidoscope of human experiences. On the thriller side, there… Read More Editorial Review – Sophie’s Playlist
Rating: 5/5 This book is amazing. The topic of abuse is not something you want to think much about. It is mostly hidden behind a wall of silence and if it gets public attention, it’s usually garish sensationalism. Not so in this book. It is completely beyond me how the author managed to write… Read More Walls of Silence – Book Review
Author name: Diamante Lavendar Name of the book: Breaking The Silence Genre of the book: Inspirational Fiction, Chick Lit, Memoir Book synopsis: Joan Eastman was born like any other girl. However, her existence would prove to be a life of great pain. Growing up, she was treated differently by family members, powerless to defend herself against… Read More Breaking the Silence – Book Review
A Raisin in the Sun By: Lorraine Hansberry Review of the 1994 Vintage Books Paperback Edition, with Introduction by Robert Nemiroff First Pub: 1959 Wow. Ok, so I have already read this play- hence the ‘re-read’ element of this review. Not every re-read warrants a brand new review, as often your opinion of a… Read More A Raisin in the Sun – Book Review
Title: Choose: Snakes or Ladders Author: Sally Forest Genre: Literary Fiction This rich, sensually-driven literary novel takes readers back to the 1950s, when women were just starting to enter the work-force alongside men on a more regular basis. The story follows Mitty Bedford, a typist who recently graduated with her certificate and has landed… Read More Editorial Review – Choose: Snakes or Ladders
Hagseed by Margaret Atwood Date Completed: 5/25/2017 Rating: 9/10 I jumped into this book knowing nothing about it, but that I had heard good things. I found that approach worked really well for me, so if you’d prefer, don’t read this, just know that you have my recommendation.
I review The Burning Girl by Claire Messud. Julia and Cassie have been friends since nursery school. They have shared everything, including their desire to escape the stifling limitations of their birthplace, the quiet town of Royston, Massachusetts. But as the two girls enter adolescence, their paths diverge and Cassie sets out on a journey… Read More The Burning Girl – Book Review