Tagged Novels

Book Review: The Other Einstein by Marie Benedict

Turn the knob and push the door open, I told myself. You can do this. Crossing this threshold is nothing new. You have passed over the supposedly insurmountable divide between male and female in countless classrooms before. And always succeeded. The Other Einstein by Marie Benedict tells the story of Mileva Maric, an intelligent woman who was amongst other pioneers for women in science. At a time when education for women was rare, Mileva, better known as Mitza, set out to accomplish a great deal. I walked a fine line between my insistence on this untrodden path and the conformity…

Book Review: Only Daughter by Anna Snoekstra

My name is Rebecca Winter. Eleven years ago, I was abducted. Only Daughter by Anna Snoekstra opens with a girl desperate to escape a challenging past and the prospect of a dismal future. When caught stealing she misappropriates the identity of an abduction victim- a risky move that saves her from present danger but sets her on…

Book Review: The Ballroom by Anna Hope

They’ll send you to Sharston, and you’ll never come out. Was she mad, then, for breaking a window? Mad for kicking and biting those men? Was that all it took? Set in Yorkshire in 1911 The Ballroom by Anna Hope uses a forbidden romance to examine the controversial history of mental asylums, the ease with which…

Book Review: Small Great Things by Jodi Picoult

“What if the best thing for Ruth isn’t winning this case?” Micah replies. “What if the reason this is so important to her isn’t because of what she’s going to say… but rather the fact that she is finally being given the chance to say it?” With unsurpassed grace and courage Jodi Picoult tackles yet…

Book Review: Leave Me by Gayle Forman

Everything happened fast after that. There was chorus of alarms, a jerking of movement. A mask over her face. In that final moment before everything went dark, Maribeth thought— less in fear than a sort of awe— how easily it could all leave you. Maribeth is an overworked editor, devoted mother of 4-year-old twins and…

Book Review: Don’t You Cry by Mary Kubica

But still. I should have known right away that something wasn’t right. Quinn is swept up in a spiraling whirl wind of fear and self-doubt when she discovers her roommate, Esther, missing- the window left open to the fire escape below and the curtains fluttering in the breeze. At first Quinn doesn’t believe anything is…