Young Jane Young, by Gabrielle Zevin

Young Jane Young, by Gabrielle Zevin

Thank you, Gabrielle Zevin, for writing this astute novel about the relationships between women after young political intern in South Florida has an affair with her boss. The echoes of the Monica Lewinsky-Bill Clinton scandal are undeniable. Zevin reinvents the sadly...
Do Not Become Alarmed, by Maile Meloy

Do Not Become Alarmed, by Maile Meloy

With Do Not Become Alarmed, Maile Meloy has succeeded in writing a suspenseful, fast-paced novel that also contains well-rounded characters. Not an easy feat! The story opens with Liv and Nora taking their husbands and children (ages six to eleven) on a holiday...
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,...
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...

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