Book Reviews

BOOK REVIEW: Asymmetry by Lisa Halliday — September 2018

BOOK REVIEW:  Asymmetry by Lisa Halliday — September 2018

“It’s hard to believe that this is a first novel, the writing is so assured, fluid, and well-paced.”

BOOK REVIEW: The Keeper of Lost Things by Ruth Hogan — August 2018

BOOK REVIEW:  The Keeper of Lost Things by Ruth Hogan — August 2018

The Keeper of Lost Things seems at first, to be hopelessly whimsical but turns out to contain enough tragedy, bad luck and unjust circumstances for ar least three novels, and to fashion imaginative resolutions for several damaged lives.

BOOK REVIEW: Love and Ruin by Paula McLain — July 2018

BOOK REVIEW: Love and Ruin by Paula McLain  — July 2018

This book brings alive (as does Jane’s review) not only the complexity of Martha Gellhorn’s relationship with Hemingway, but the incredible life and career she lived on her own.

BOOK REVIEW: The Late Show by Michael Connelly — May 2018

BOOK REVIEW: The Late Show by Michael Connelly — May 2018

“Roger that” – the first words spoken by Michael Connelly’s new detective heroine, Renee Ballard, tell you what you can expect: a woman of few words, one of the boys, ………………………

BOOK REVIEW: A Little Life by Hanya Yanigihara — April 2018

BOOK REVIEW: A Little Life by Hanya Yanigihara  — April 2018

Hanya Yanagihara’s novel A Little Life (2015) is a masterwork in the realist tradition of American writing, showing what can still be done that is new and inspiring more than a century after Mark Twain, Edith Wharton, and Henry James. ……………………………………

BOOK REVIEW: Torch by Cheryl Strayed – March 2018

BOOK REVIEW:  Torch by Cheryl Strayed  - March 2018

Reviewer …the story is not a downer. What it is, is real. Its fidelity to the way things actually are and to what people actually feel is inspiring.”