When feeling down and in need of a change, what could be better than to get away and lease a coastal cottage in Maine in August?
Ask adults or adolescents what they know about Judy Blume and many will say Fudge. Blume’s Fudge series remains a classic although it was just one part of her 28 titles spanning four decad
Once again we are invited to the quaint, fictitious seacoast town of Marshbury, Massachusetts, and into the lives of the Irish close-knit Hurilhy family.
“Fans of Mr. Haruf’s earlier novels . . .
“a rollicking young adult novel loaded with action! adventure! romance! danger! while turning both genre and social conventions upside down.”
“a heartwarming tale . . .”
“compelling and masterful”
“many readers who reach for this latest offering are likely to be disappointed.”
In this enticing historical novel about the French designer Coco Chanel, Edith Piaf meets Maria Duenas’s heroine in the well-received and compelling 2014 novel, The Time In Between.
“Living . . . is not made up of details, but rather of highlights.”
“silly people and situations, ending in improbable hearts and flowers. Unfortunate, indeed.”
“There is power in beauty. That’s the tragedy of it.”
“astoundingly direct, thrilling, and well-written. If there’s any justice in the publishing world, this should be an award contender.”
“In Girl Before a Mirror, Liza Palmer has taken a lovely look at post-feminist womanhood in which the desire to be accepted for who and what one might be is not a given.”
“van Praag cracks the code that deciphers magical fate when it comes to couture and the complexities of love.”
“Funny and heartwarming, Fetch You Later reflects Cook’s ability to inject comedy into everyday circumstances, supplying a remarkable and compelling read.”
“Quinn definitely proves that she can hold her own, leaving no question that she has a distinct aim and voice.”
“The rest of the characters rarely rise beyond caricatures—they are sketched so briefly and incompletely that they become virtual non-entities.”
“The closeness of this large Irish Catholic Massachusetts family highlights all the laughter—along with the frustration—that goes with loving, close family bonds.
The Christmas Cookie Collection is a compilation of four short stories by Ms. Wilde, three previously published.
“Ms. Fielding’s observations of this early stage of middle age are perceptive and accurate.”
Bridget has finally grown up. Or has she?
“. . . taut and well written . . .”
In these difficult economic times it’s often hard to find suitable employment, so imagine 50-something Kristen Stevens’ anxiety after losing her administrative position at a prominent California un
“. . . a good balance between literary and entertainment fiction.”
“. . . an easy, breezy read, funny and charming . . .”
“. . . sometimes poignant, often funny, and generally believable.”