Monthly Archives: July 2018

Girls’ Night Out by Liz Fenton and Lisa Steinke

My Review: In Girls’ Night Out, the thrilling summer read by authors Liz Fenton and Lisa Steinke, Ashley invited her old friends Natalie and Lauren to go on a girls’ vacation in Tulum, Mexico… but it is not the easygoing … Continue reading

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Song of a Captive Bird by Jazmin Darznik

My Review: The beautiful cover of this powerful debut caught my eye and after perusing the summary on the book jacket I was compelled to read and recommend this to one of my book groups.  We wanted to focus on … Continue reading

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Improvement by Joan Silber

My Review: Connecting 1970s Turkey and New York today, 72 year old author Joan Silber, winner of the 2018 Pen/Faulkner Award for Fiction weaves a tapestry of interpersonal connections and shows how relationships bind us together and decisions have widespread … Continue reading

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A Constellation of Vital Phenomena by Anthony Marra

  My Review: I missed this stunner from 2013 and was thrilled to backtrack and read Anthony Marra’s debut novel A Constellation of Vital Phenomena set during wartime in Chechnya over the time span of 10 years.  Eight year old … Continue reading

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The Subway Girls by Susie Orman Schnall

My Review: It is not often where I pick up a book that has everything I’m looking for at that moment and The Subways Girls by Susie Orman Schnall delivered.  I started out in my early 20s in NYC at … Continue reading

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The Weight of Ink by Rachel Kadish

My Review: The Weight Of Ink tells the story of Ester Velasquez, an emigrant from Amsterdam who becomes a scribe for a blind rabbi in London in the 1600s right before the plague.  At the same time we learn about Helen … Continue reading

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An American Marriage by Tayari Jones

My Review: In An American Marriage, circumstances put loyalty to the test.  After just a year of marriage, Celestial and Roy find themselves in an undesirable situation and Roy is sent to jail for a crime he didn’t commit. How … Continue reading

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