Category: Literature & Fiction

Blog Tour Review: Rodham – Curtis Sittenfeld

Blog Tour Review: Rodham – Curtis Sittenfeld

I received a copy of this book from the publisher. About The Book ‘Awfully opinionated for a girl’ is what they call Hillary as she grows up in her Chicago suburb. Smart, diligent, and a bit plain, that’s the general consensus. Then Hillary goes to college, and her star rises. At Yale Law School, she … Continue reading Blog Tour Review: Rodham – Curtis Sittenfeld

Book Review: The Group – Lara Feigel

Book Review: The Group – Lara Feigel

I received a copy of this book from the publisher. About The Book Lara Feigel's first novel, The Group, is a fiercely intelligent, revealing novel about a group of female friends turning forty. Who has children and who doesn't? Whose marriages are working, whose aren't, and who has embarked on completely different models of sexuality and … Continue reading Book Review: The Group – Lara Feigel

Book Review: The Vanishing Half – Brit Bennett

Book Review: The Vanishing Half – Brit Bennett

About The Book The Vignes twin sisters will always be identical. But after growing up together in a small, southern black community and running away at age sixteen, it's not just the shape of their daily lives that is different as adults, it's everything: their families, their communities, their racial identities. Ten years later, one … Continue reading Book Review: The Vanishing Half – Brit Bennett

Blog Tour Review: The Truants – Kate Weinberg

Blog Tour Review: The Truants – Kate Weinberg

I received a copy of this book from the publisher. About The Book Jess Walker, middle child of a middle-class family, has perfected the art of vanishing in plain sight. But when she arrives at a concrete university campus under flat, grey, East Anglian skies, her world flares with colour. Drawn into a tightly-knit group … Continue reading Blog Tour Review: The Truants – Kate Weinberg

Blog Tour Review: A Theatre For Dreamers – Polly Samson

Blog Tour Review: A Theatre For Dreamers – Polly Samson

I received a copy of this book from the publisher in return for an honest review. About The Book 1960. The world is dancing on the edge of revolution, and nowhere more so than on the Greek island of Hydra, where a circle of poets, painters and musicians live tangled lives, ruled by the writers … Continue reading Blog Tour Review: A Theatre For Dreamers – Polly Samson

Book Review: Heatstroke by Hazel Barkworth

Book Review: Heatstroke by Hazel Barkworth

I received a copy of this book from the publisher. About The Book This summer burns with secrets... It is too hot to sleep. To work. To be questioned time and again by the police. At the beginning of a stifling, sultry summer, everything shifts irrevocably when Lily doesn't come home one afternoon. Rachel is … Continue reading Book Review: Heatstroke by Hazel Barkworth

Book Review: The Heatwave – Kate Riordan

Book Review: The Heatwave – Kate Riordan

About The Book Elodie was beautiful. Elodie was smart. Elodie was manipulative. Elodie is dead.When Sylvie Durand receives a letter calling her back to her crumbling family home in the South of France, she knows she has to go. In the middle of a sweltering 1990's summer marked by unusual fires across the countryside, she … Continue reading Book Review: The Heatwave – Kate Riordan

Book Review: Magpie Lane – Lucy Atkins

Book Review: Magpie Lane – Lucy Atkins

About The Book When the eight-year-old daughter of an Oxford College Master vanishes in the middle of the night, police turn to the Scottish nanny, Dee, for answers. As Dee looks back over her time in the Master's Lodging - an eerie and ancient house - a picture of a high achieving but dysfunctional family … Continue reading Book Review: Magpie Lane – Lucy Atkins

Book Review: The Dutch House – Ann Patchett

Book Review: The Dutch House – Ann Patchett

About The Book At the end of the Second World War, Cyril Conroy combines luck and a single canny investment to begin an enormous real estate empire, propelling his family from poverty to enormous wealth. His first order of business is to buy the Dutch House, a lavish estate in the suburbs outside of Philadelphia. … Continue reading Book Review: The Dutch House – Ann Patchett

Book Review: A Station On The Path To Somewhere Better – Benjamin Wood

Book Review: A Station On The Path To Somewhere Better – Benjamin Wood

About The Book For twenty years, Daniel Hardesty has borne the emotional scars of a childhood trauma which he is powerless to undo, which leaves him no peace. One August morning in 1995, the young Daniel and his estranged father Francis – a character of ‘two weathers’, of irresistible charm and roiling self-pity – set … Continue reading Book Review: A Station On The Path To Somewhere Better – Benjamin Wood