Anna watched the sea. There was a feeling she had, standing at its edge: an electric mix of attraction and dread. What would be exposed if all the water should suddenly vanish? A landscape of lost objects: sunken ships, hidden treasure, gold and gems and the charm bracelet that had fallen from her wrist into … Continue reading Book Review: Manhattan Beach by Jennifer Egan
It was already plain to me that Mr. Shue was the spitting image of trouble, and that my girl would likely come to regret becoming wife number three. Expertly researched and richly crafted, The Unquiet Grave by Sharyn McCrumb imagines the story behind The Greenbriar Ghost—one of the American South's most chilling and perplexing murder … Continue reading Book Review: The Unquiet Grave by Sharyn McCrumb
The Good People are cunning when are not merry. The do what pleases them because they serve neither God nor Devil, and no one can assure them of a place in Heaven or Hell. Not good enough to be saved , and not bad enough to be lost. In Hannah Kent's second novel, The Good … Continue reading Book Review: The Good People by Hannah Kent
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For some reason, this has me all stirred up. I guess because all this— the building, the tenants, the history inside these walls— it means something to me. I know it affects you the same way. Alternating between 1885 and 1985 in New York City and the narratives of two women, The Address tells the story … Continue reading Book Review: The Address by Fiona Davis