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
Added by Mk on February 16, 2012 at 2:15pm — No Comments
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
Added by Mk on February 15, 2012 at 1:42pm — No Comments
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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Added by Mk on February 3, 2012 at 2:14pm — No Comments