Book Review of "Smash All the Windows" by Jane Davis Goodreads Synopsis: “For the families of the victims of the St Botolph and Old Billingsgate disaster, the undoing of a miscarriage of justice should be a cause for rejoicing. For more than thirteen years, the search for truth has eaten up everything. Marriages, families, health, … Continue reading Shards of Remaining Objects
Book Review of "Resident Aliens" by Beth Porter. "Resident Aliens" by Beth Porter is actually a collection of writings. On the menu is a novella, four poems and three short stories, all focusing on New York in the 60s. Before I discuss the various elements of this book, there is a small warning - nothing … Continue reading Gritty New York Stories and Poems
My fellow book blogger at Bibliophile By the Sea hosts "First Chapter/First Paragraph Tuesday Intros" where she shares the first paragraph sometimes two from a book she is reading or thinking about reading soon. I've decided to join in with this opening excerpt from a book that the author sent me. Tell me what … Continue reading Would you read more? A First Chapter/First Paragraph Tuesday Intro
Book Review for "An Unknown Woman" by Jane Davis. When Anita and Ed's London home of nearly 15 years burns to the ground, taking everything they own with them, it ignites a brushfire through all of Anita's life, bringing everything she thought she was always so sure of into question for her. Suffering from what … Continue reading Out of the Ashes.
Book Review of "The Escape of Malcolm Poe" by Allison Burnett. Malcolm Poe is turning 50 and is unhappy, but this isn't a recent development. He's wanted to get away from Louise since very shortly after they met. Then she got pregnant and well, one thing led to marriage, four children, and the death of … Continue reading Best Laid Schemes and “Rancid Clichés״
Book Review for "The Mountaintop School for Dogs and Other Second Chances" by Ellen Cooney. To be honest, I am not much of an animal lover. I've never had any pets (aside from the occasional goldfish I killed during childhood). I especially don't like cats - I'm allergic to them and frankly, they scare me … Continue reading A Puppy for your Thoughts?