Longbourn, by Jo Baker

Longbourn, by Jo Baker

I became interested in this novel because I am a fan of Jane Austen, and Pride & Prejudice is one of my favorite classics. And, like many other reviewers, at first I was concerned that Longbourn would simply be a re-imagining of P&P itself, but thankfully,...
Miller’s Valley, by Anna Quindlen

Miller’s Valley, by Anna Quindlen

I am a fan of Anna Quindlen’s work. Miller’s Valley is her third novel I’ve read, and I admire her confident, skillful prose. Her ability to capture the voice of the narrator just sweeps you away. You almost feel like a friend is telling you the...
The Golden Age, by Joan London

The Golden Age, by Joan London

When I tell friends about the book I’ve been reading, they scrunch up their faces and say that it sounds depressing. The Golden Age, by Joan London, takes place in a polio rehabilitation home for children in 1950s Western Australia. I can understand why the...
The Museum of Extraordinary Things, by Alice Hoffman

The Museum of Extraordinary Things, by Alice Hoffman

Coney Island, 1911. The height of the legendary, intoxicating fairy tale that drew thousands of pleasure seekers each summer. With her mermaid-like hands and ability to hold her breath, young Coralie is one of the “extraordinary things” her father has put on display...
Lincoln in the Bardo, by George Saunders

Lincoln in the Bardo, by George Saunders

Lincoln in the Bardo, by George Saunders Confession: for the first few chapters, I wasn’t sure I was going to finish this novel. It is largely formatted as a type of play with each line of dialogue attributed to the character. There is little to no narration. If...

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