When I was looking for novels to review for Black History Month, I saw the publisher’s notes about The Healing by Jonathan Odell and it sounded like a perfect choice. Maybe because this novel is based on oral histories of the period, it wasn’t until I finished The Healing that I learned Jonathan Odell is white (see the quote below). I feel this story really needed to be told. I believe sometimes the most unlikely stories come to the very people who are meant to tell…Continue
Anne Rice became famous for her gothic novels featuring New Orleans vampires that readers fell in love with. For many of us, she took vampires to a whole level; one that had us craving more. Then she pulled back from the gothic world for while. I was thrilled to find she’s returned with her newest novel, The Wolf Gift. As usual, she’s taken classic paranormal beings and made them live for us in a whole new way. Read the rest of my review at…Continue
This is another book cover that intrigued me. My family is very musical, which is probably one of the reasons I was drawn to it. I really knew nothing else about A Good American by Alex George when I received an advance readers’ copy from the publisher. As I read the inside cover blurb, I realized I had other connections to this novel’s subject matter through my ex-husband’s family. That made this a much more personal read for me.
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It is with great joy that I bring you my review of The Art of Hearing Heartbeats by Jan Philipp Sendker. This is a story set in New York and in Burma, a country most Westerners know little about. The truth is though that it doesn’t matter where it’s set to some extent…Continue