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: Cenotaphs Author: Rich Marcello Genre: Literary Fiction Ben Sanna, a lonely 75-year-old man, has been living in Hasman, Vermont since his divorce decades ago. He spends his days chopping wood, hiking with his senior dog, Zeke, and sharing a burger with his pals. Ben is known in town as an unofficial therapist.… Read More Cenotaphs – Editorial Review
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 much they hide from each… Read More Editorial Review – A Place of Timeless Harmony
Title: Strutting and Fretting Author: Kevin McKeon Genre: Coming of Age Bob—with an untested theater degree—settles into a coveted position with a summer repertory theater in California. He comes with baggage though, as his young marriage has already been rocked by infidelity. With half the country separating Bob from his estranged wife, Gina, he has just… Read More Editorial Review – Strutting and Fretting
Title: Hannah and Soraya’s Fully Magic Generation-Y Snowflake Road Trip Across America Author: James Ward Genre: Literary fiction / Women’s fiction / Contemporary fiction Hannah and Soraya’s Fully Magic Generation-Y Snowflake Road Trip Across America by James Ward follows the frolicking journey of Hannah and Soraya, manager and lead singer of a British… Read More Editorial Review – Hannah and Soraya’s Fully Magic Generation-Y Snowflake Road Trip Across America
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.
Recently, I mentioned to an author that writing can sometimes seem a trivial and frivolous occupation. She replied that she never thought of it that way. It made me wonder if insecurity about writing is more of a male problem than a female one. Rather like male film actors who indulge in ‘manly’ excesses… Read More Raking the Dust – Book Review
Carl Jung’s concept of the Shadow is one of many intertwined and mutually reinforcing themes in Mark Gordon’s complex and absorbing novel. The Shadow comprises the negative, primitive and morally reprehensible emotions and impulses inaccessible to the conscious mind: among them, lust, greed, envy, rage and the pursuit of power. It is at its… Read More The Snail’s Castle – Book Review
Fred Pooley has returned to London after six years in Hong Kong. He has worked hard and saved a little money, but something is wrong. He can’t settle down, he avoids visiting his mother, and there’s an emptiness inside him. Petra, a new girlfriend, tries hard to bring Fred out of himself, yet he… Read More Mister Spoonface – Book Review
After reading Proud Patrick, I took it into my head to visit Michael O’Reilly’s profile on Goodreads, where I learned that he counts among his main influences, not only writers such as Forster, Hardy, Joyce, Melville, and Shakespeare, but also filmmakers such as Bergman, Cassavetes, Kubrick, Kurosawa, and Lean. I found this list of… Read More Proud Patrick – Book Review