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Book Review: Manhattan Beach by Jennifer Egan

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…

Book Review: The Unquiet Grave by Sharyn McCrumb

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…

Book Review: The Good People by Hannah Kent

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…

Giveaway: Books, tote, tea and more

Head over to my Instagram @readvoraciously to enter my giveaway to win a stack of books and a tote from G.P. Putnam Sons, a package of Reading Nook Blend tea from Plum Deluxe (review here), and a pair of socks from Socks and I (review here). There is a second place option for the tote,…