Category Archives: fiction

Being Alone, Delia Owens, and Where the Crawdads Sing

Habitually early, I walked into the Fairfield Library book event and took a seat in the front row.  I prefer to have an unobstructed view to the speaker and don’t feel shy about sitting alone in the center of the … Continue reading

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Not Her Daughter by Rea Frey

My Review: If you are looking for a book to bring to the beach this weekend, here it is!  Not Her Daughter is a gripping page turner that had me completely swept up in the drama and questioning what is … Continue reading

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Vox by Christina Dalcher

  My review: Get ready to read this one, sure to be all over social media this fall!  As we can imagine, contention in government could lead to citizens’ rights being taken away, and in Vox, author Christina Dalcher goes … Continue reading

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His Favorites by Kate Walbert

(Book available August 14, 2018) My Review: With sparse, lyrical language, author of His Favorites, Kate Walbert, shines a light on women’s rights as she tells us about Jo’s tragic and unsettling experiences.  After being in a deadly accident at … Continue reading

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There There by Tommy Orange

  My Review: So much sorrow as the characters in There There seek connection and struggle with identity…an honest and important debut! Author Tommy Orange gives us a window into Native American Indian suffering and challenges with skill.  We follow … Continue reading

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Baby Teeth by Zoje Stage

My Review: If you are in need of a blood chilling thriller to make your heart pound, Baby Teeth is for you!  Author Zoje Stage mastered dark and suspenseful when she created Hanna, a seven year old, only child of … 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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