Category Archives: Book Reviews

One Station Away by Olaf Olafsson

My Review: Reading this book I was pleasantly surprised…it was not what I expected, knowing the author, Olaf Olafsson, a successful businessman, is the Executive Vice President of Time Warner and was responsible for introducing Sony PlayStation.  One Station Away … Continue reading

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The Last Suppers by Mandy Mikulencak

My Review: The Last Suppers is a captivating novel set in a Louisiana penitentiary where Ginny, young daughter of a murdered prison guard, is now all grown up and cooking for the inmates at the jail.  She meets with the prisoners … Continue reading

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Green by Sam Graham-Felsen

My Review: It is the 1990s and Dave, son of Harvard educated hippies, is one of only a few white kids in his Boston middle school.  Having a difficult time connecting with the other students, he becomes drawn to Marlon, … Continue reading

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Just Between Us by Rebecca Drake

My Review: Suspense/thriller Author Rebecca Drake takes us to a suburban town where four close friends each hide dirty secrets that are slowly revealed as the fast paced story in Just Between Us unfolds.  This domestic drama, similar in some ways … Continue reading

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Educated by Tara Westover

My Review: The author’s coming of age in Educated is incredible, tragic, praiseworthy and monumental.  From a young girl loving and believing everything her parents tell her to questioning their logic and actively pursuing different answers and other ways of thinking, … Continue reading

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Hum If You Don’t Know The Words by Bianca Marais

My Review: Hum If You Don’t Know The Words is one of my current favorite debuts!  In 1976 apartheid South Africa where racism was a way of life, we meet Robin, a 9 yr old white girl who was daughter to … Continue reading

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Little Fires Everywhere by Celeste Ng

My Review: In Little Fires Everywhere, Author Celeste Ng skillfully weaves together two unlikely families as they hide secrets to pursue a good life.  Elena Richardson, born and bred in Shaker Heights,  is a buttoned up, mother of four.  The … Continue reading

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Sing, Unburied, Sing by Jesmyn Ward

  My Review: Sing, Unburied, Sing is a beautifully written, character driven, heartfelt novel that takes place in the steamy Mississippi Gulf Coast.  The story is about a young black girl, Leonie who has two children, Jojo who is thirteen and … Continue reading

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Lilac Girls by Martha Hall Kelly

My Review:   If you missed the release of Lilac Girls, now is the time to buy the paperback.  It is historical fiction based on true and harrowing events during World War II.  For me, the Holocaust has always been … Continue reading

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