“If this book were an opera, De Robertis would be deafened by curtain call after curtain call after every performance.
The opening chapter of Fishnet, the debut novel by Kirsten Innes, is a mystery that takes almost the entire novel to piece together. Who is speaking? What is happening?
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“a charming holiday read.”
A year has passed, and Irene Steele is still trying to understand how her husband Russ could have deceived her.
“The Third Daughter is a tribute to the women who endured, who killed themselves, who were brutalized, who escaped, who lived the horrors described therein.
“In this exquisitely written, psychologically sophisticated novel, rich in insight and sensitivity to human vulnerability, Anshaw suggests that shared tragedies do not nece
“Walbert’s prose is undeniably lovely, and her stories evoke vivid moments in time.”
“Peopled with strong female characters, A Single Thread is a tribute to those women who defied convention and dared to find happiness in a world that had nothing left to offer them
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“Overall, a disappointment . . .”
“One murder, four confessors . . . what more does a good mystery need?”
“Despite the seriousness of much of the content that the book hints at, this is a quick read for the last days of summer.”
“the writing is sharp and occasionally witty in Devotion, and each word demands to be devoured as the pages are turned steadily until the end.
Everyone knows about the migration crisis that erupted out of the Syrian civil war.
“If you’re the right reader, you’ll have a soaring experience. If you’re the wrong reader, it will be a crash landing.”
Cassie Hanwell once wanted to be a physician, but now finds her niche working as an EMT/firefighter.
Since childhood all Caroline Shelby has wanted to do is design and sew clothing.
“It does not take long for Marlena to realize that her loving husband is a man of many demands, and she wonders if tragedy happens in threes.”
When Emma London was ten, her mother committed suicide. Her paternal grandmother, Genevieve, took her in to raise her.
“Blurring the line between history and myth, Delayed Rays of a Star is encyclopedic in its detail and fit to bursting with invention.”
“Karen Dukess draws the world of the New York literary scene in the 1980s—and the landscape its players inhabit—so vividly that readers will imagine they have experienced e
“How Could She is a poignant, relatable and, at times, terribly funny, novel about female friendship . . .”
“‘. . . in today’s historiography, where the focus on the individual is once again becoming stronger, it’s actually better for a forgotten artist to have been a woman than a man.