Category Archives: Authors

New People by Danzy Senna

My Review: I really enjoyed New People and was intrigued by who the description, “new people”, referred to.  Maria and Khalil are a seemingly happy, engaged couple living in Brooklyn, both light skinned, mixed race.  Khalil, a technology consultant, comes from … Continue reading

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The Best of Us by Joyce Maynard

My Review: I highly recommend reading The Best of Us , just make sure you have a box of tissues.  Joyce Maynard finds the love of her life in her 50s, many years after being divorced and raising her children … Continue reading

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Reading With Patrick by Michelle Kuo

My Review: Heartbreaking, inspiring and a tribute to dedication, Reading With Patrick: A Teacher, a Student, and a Life-Changing Friendship  is the memoir of an Asian American Teach For America teacher and her friendship with a poor, black student in Helena, Arkansas.  Their special … Continue reading

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The Atlas of Forgotten Places by Jenny D. Williams

My Review: Don’t let this exceptional new novel fall under the radar!  Based on war-torn Africa and the innocent people caught in the middle, the stunning debut, The Atlas of Forgotten Places by Jenny D. Williams takes us to Uganda where … Continue reading

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My Absolute Darling by Gabriel Tallent

My Review: Wow!  My Absolute Darling is literary fiction at its finest! This vividly written debut is rich in language with full descriptive prose and incredibly complex characters.  Turtle, a motherless teenager living with her reclusive, resourceful, survivalist dad, has an … Continue reading

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The Best of Adam Sharp by Graeme Simsion

My Review: The Best of Adam Sharp is like a fantasy that materializes; the story of wishful thinking from a middle aged man in a status quo relationship with an adequate job.  In the story, Adam’s lost love of his life, … Continue reading

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The Underground Railroad by Colson Whitehead

My Review: In The Underground Railroad, Cora is a slave in the early 1800’s working on a plantation in Georgia.  She is an outcast, has been abandoned by  her mother, and has been asked by Caesar, an educated slave, to … Continue reading

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Stay With Me by Ayobami Adebayo

My Review: Stay With Me is a story about a Nigerian young couple who married for love, Yejide and Akin, as they faced the challenges of infertility.  In their culture, having children is expected, and they are desperate to become parents. … Continue reading

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Home Fire by Kamila Shamsie

My Review: An emotional and timely novel, Home Fire is a compelling story about Muslim families in crisis.  Isma is the responsible older sister of twins Aneeka and Parvaiz.  Their mother and grandmother have passed away and the twins are now … Continue reading

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