Book Review: The Ensemble by Aja Gabel

Love is inexact, Henry said. It is not a science. It is barely a noun. It means one thing to one person, and one thing to another. It means one thing to one person at one point and then something else at another point. It doesn't make sense. We are gathered here today to not … Continue reading Book Review: The Ensemble by Aja Gabel

Book Review: Tin Man by Sarah Winman

In the front bedroom, propped up among the books, is a color photograph of three people, a woman and two men. They are tightly framed, their arms around one another, and the world beyond is out of focus, and the world on either side excluded. They look happy, they really do. Not just because they … Continue reading Book Review: Tin Man by Sarah Winman

Book Review: The Queen of Hearts by Kimmery Martin

Ours was a friendship forged when we were young, the kind that endures no matter what because losing it would be like losing an aspect of your own personality: your sense of humor or your ability to empathize. You wouldn't be the same person without your friend as your external hard drive. I know, because … Continue reading Book Review: The Queen of Hearts by Kimmery Martin

Book Review: Out In The Open by Jesús Carrasco

From inside his hole in the ground, he heard the sound of voices calling his name, and as if they were crickets, he tried to pinpoint the precise location of each man within the bounds of the olive grove. The desolate howling of fire scorched scrub. He was lying on one side, knees drawn up … Continue reading Book Review: Out In The Open by Jesús Carrasco

Book Review: The Bookshop at Water’s End by Patti Callahan Henry

With the door open, I swung my feet onto the soft grass. Dad’s back was to me as he stood in front of the wooden sign. Welcome to Watersend. He ran his hand across the top edge of it. We’d never been here; I’d never seen this sign, and my heart did a quick step, … Continue reading Book Review: The Bookshop at Water’s End by Patti Callahan Henry

Book Review: The Confusion of Languages by Siobhan Fallon

There are so many sides of a person, jagged edges like puzzle pieces; you never know when you’ll snap together with someone else. But Margaret and I, we fit. “You’re so good to me, Cass,” she said, grinning. And now I am here, in her apartment, alone, no clue where Margaret is, suddenly feeling like … Continue reading Book Review: The Confusion of Languages by Siobhan Fallon

Book Review: The Orphan’s Tale by Pam Jenoff

Everyone needs to hide the truth and reinvent himself in order to survive. Based on true events during WWII, The Orphans Tale by Pam Jenoff ephasizes the lengths we go to protect one another and the resillience of the human spirit. The story begins with Ingrid, a Jewish woman, decendant of a circus ancestry, forced … Continue reading Book Review: The Orphan’s Tale by Pam Jenoff