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The Brown Decision in 1954 by the Supreme Court ordered an end to segregation. Schools were mandated to integrate. Eight years later, 1962, nothing had changed in Jackson, Mississippi.
How does a successful author follow up mega-wattage success? That question has plagued best-selling writers since they started keeping track of book sales.
Mullaby, North Carolina, is a sleepy town full of the rich scent of barbecue and the sound of closely kept secrets, secrets that glow in the dark and smell of sparkling sugar and vanilla.
Full and proper character development appears to be becoming a lost art in fiction, but author Christina Baker Kline does her bit to revive the art in the intriguing novel Bird in Hand.
Still Missing is Chevy Stevens’s debut novel—it is that good. Stevens writes as if she has been doing it for years.
I must begin by declaring a huge appreciation of Lorrie Moore’s writing, impatiently waiting for her to produce another book since the publication of Birds of America in 1998.
“. . . that was all hindsight, and hindsight wasn’t just twenty-twenty. Hindsight wrapped everything in sunshine. It got in your eyes and
Martyrdom Street, by Firoozeh Kashani-Sabet, is an interesting and informative book about life in Iran and America during the Revolution and after the Iran-Iraq War from about 1979 to 1993
People in the entertainment business realize their lives rotate between being overwhelmed with work or the silent lull in-between jobs. That is the situation for Margot and Max.
Todd Johnson’s debut novel is not to be missed. This tale of five ordinary southern women will touch the reader’s heart. Set in a nursing home in rural Johnston County, N.
Maeve Connelly has spent most of her mid-twenties drifting through life, unsure of what it has to offer beyond her collection of funky knee socks and her beloved bird, Oliver.
“I wondered what he knew about the family; what he didn’t know. What family he lived in. My mind wandered around.”
The relationship of siblings is an ever complicated and constantly evolving process. It can hold a family together like glue or even tear it apart leaving a huge gaping hole.
High Noon, written by the New York Times bestselling author, Nora Roberts, offers her wide readership a riveting suspense story about Police Lieutenant Phoebe MacNamara’s dangerou
Mary Gooch has heard the comment so many times.
“So many people who go to reunions think that doing so can somehow change what happened to them. That the person you’ve become might erase the person you were then.
Right from the start, you know what's going to happen. The short paragraph on the back cover gives the ending away without saying it.
In this first novel, Liza Campbell takes on some fairly heavyweight themes, from the creative process to contemplations on death, and sets herself the challenge of exploring them through the narrow
The Island, Hilderbrand’s ninth novel, takes place on tiny private Tuckernuck Island, meshing with Nantucket, the setting of her previous books.
“The sins of a family always fall on the daughter.”—P. F. Sloan