Perfecting your Good-bye

Book Review of "And Every Morning the Way Home Gets Longer and Longer" by Fredrik Backman. Stock up on tissues folks, because Fredrik Backman is BACK! This time, Backman gives us a perfectly formed, exquisitely developed novella (whose title is almost longer than the book itself) about a man slowly succumbing to dementia and his … Continue reading Perfecting your Good-bye

A Fantastical Fable

Book Review of "Little Nothing" by Marisa Silver. In one of the more beautifully written books I've ever read, Silver brings us a story that blends fantasy with reality into a hybrid fable of the weird and the wonderful, of loss and of love and so much more. I don't usually read fantasy books, but … Continue reading A Fantastical Fable

The Scent for Infatuation

Book Review of "Nectar: A Novel of Temptation" by Lily Prior This novel is almost pure fantasy, as opposed to this author's first work, which was mostly reality-based. While the story and people and events in "La Cucina" could actually have existed (despite some of the unusual bits), unless there's some amazingly missed documentation out … Continue reading The Scent for Infatuation

A Dazzling Dozen of Speakeasy Sisters

Book Review for "The Girls of the Kingfisher Club" by Genevieve Valentine.   Every one of the 12 Hamilton sisters have been shuttered away from the world since the day they were born. With no boys as his heir, their father wants to make sure his girls stay unsullied until he can marry them off … Continue reading A Dazzling Dozen of Speakeasy Sisters

A New Fairy Tale & Ballet

Book Review of "Raven Girl" by Audrey Niffenegger. The latest work by author of "The Time Traveler's Wife" Audrey Niffenegger is a modern fairy tale, written to also be the story of a ballet. The plot is deceptively simple. A postman finds a young female raven that has fallen from her nest. He takes her … Continue reading A New Fairy Tale & Ballet

Prepare to Die… Laughing

Book Review of "The Princess Bride: S. Morgenstern's Classic Tale of True Love and High Adventure" by William Goldman. Many years ago, in the land of Florin, there lived a girl who had the potential of being the most beautiful woman in the world. Her name was Buttercup, and she was a milkmaid. Westley was … Continue reading Prepare to Die… Laughing