–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
Title: Woman: A Collection of Short Stories Author: V. P. Evans Genre: Fiction Woman is a collection of short stories demonstrating the unexpected strengths that arise in women in the face of adversity. Five situations, culled from news headlines, are examined through fiction. Each story stands alone, but together they form a collective… Read More Editorial Review – Woman: A Collection of Short Stories
Aliya Whiteley’s short novel begins with the sentence ‘I cannot sleep’ and ends with a stirring declaration of intent. In the hundred or so intervening pages we follow the development of Shirley Fearn, a schoolgirl who nurses a love for the teacher at her village school, the appropriately named Mr Tiller, who has been… Read More The Arrival of Missives – Book Review
Themes of identity and belonging disturb the calm surface of Wendy Brandmark’s collection of short stories, which are set in Denver, New York and Boston in the 1950s, 1960s and 1970s. Many of the stories concern characters who have been displaced geographically and emotionally: young or old, successful or unsuccessful, their lives have slipped… Read More He Runs the Moon – Book Review
Painting Blue Water by Leigh Fossan Katherine Ross, a struggling artist-turned-successful-businesswoman, has a life many would envy. At only thirty-one years old, Katherine runs one of the top luxury real-estate firms in Manhattan, and she lives in a fabulous loft with her dreamy husband.
Lost by Priscilla Audette Synopsis: After suffering a blow to the head that robs her of herself, the aptly named Faith struggles against almost insurmountable odds to reclaim herself and her life as she knew it.
Love Ledgers: Confessions of a Plain Jane Accountant by Connie Lukey Synopsis: In this entertaining chic-lit confessional, Connie Lukey chronicles a year in the life of a young Canadian woman determined to find love and happiness by her 40th birthday. Jane Parker has just turned 39. Smart and practical, she surrenders an intended… Read More Love Ledgers: Confessions of a Plain Jane Accountant – Book Review