Articles in the Book Reviews Category
Good historical fiction is more than what Man Booker Prize winner, Hilary Mantel, (Wolf Hall), calls “chicklit with a wimple.” The best books shake off the nostalgia and disrupt our penchant for taming the past.
The best books shake off the nostalgia and disrupt our penchant for taming the past!
Miss Jane by Brad Watson
In 1915, a […]
Go Beyond the Standard Beach Reads This Summer with These Compelling Page Turners
Book Reviews By Aimee Zuccarini
Tracks by Robyn Davidson
In 1977, Robyn Davidson, a reclusive young Queensland native would trek 1,700 miles across glittering sandstone ranges, Aborginal reserves, and a scorched expanse of Australian desert so vast and pitiless it eclipsed anything the author Cheryl […]
The Adults by Alison Espach
In Alison Espach’s snarky The Adults we meet, at a backyard birthday party, a fruitcake of characters – dark, nutty, liberally laced with alcohol, and all wickedly observed by fourteen-year -old Emily Vidal. At the party are some truly loopy neighbors, hedge fund pals of Emily’s irascible banker dad; a smart-alecky […]
The Astronaut Wives Club A True Story by Lily Koppel, It’s What I Do: A Photographer’s Life of Love and War by Lynsey Addario, & Unfinished Business: Women Men Work Family by Anne-Marie Slaughter
During the holidays, (or post-holiday season for that matter), nothing’s better than a time-out with a page-turner so engrossing – the dog may have to walk himself.
Writer’s block after breast cancer? Not for these inspired writers.
If your kids’ old Froggy Fun baby pool is the closest you’ll get to water this summer, so be it! Turn on the hose, grab a tube of that indoor/outdoor stuff and one of these great escapes. Don’t forget the margarita.
Child 44 by Tom Rob Smith, The Checklist Manifesto by Atul Gawande, Sleepy Hollow Family Almanac by Kris D’Agostino
How to Build A Girl by Cathy Moran, These Is My Words: The Diary of Sarah Agnes Prine, 1881 by Nancy E. Turner, At Home In The World by Joyce Maynard
The Ghost of the Mary Celeste by Valerie Martin, The Explanation for Everything: A Novel by Lauren Grodstein, The Shining Girls by Lauren Beukes