Publisher: Random House


Oct 07
Review: Cartwheel by Jennifer duBois

Review: Cartwheel by Jennifer duBois

Do you know who Amanda Knox is?  Your answer to that question may impact how you approach this book.  I probably know more than a lot of people about the real-life murder case involving Knox, simply because I have a cousin who is very, very interested in the case, and I’ve spoken to her many times about it.  If you don’t know, Knox was an American college student convicted of murdering her roommate while the two were studying abroad in… Read more »


Aug 12
Review: Night Film by Marisha Pessl

Review: Night Film by Marisha Pessl

Night Film is being marketed as the next Gone Girl, and I worry that may turn off readers.  Whether you enjoyed Gone Girl or not (I did), the comparison is tiresome.  Aside from the fact that both books feature a mystery, there are no similarities in the stories, and Night Film can stand on its own merits. Ashley Cordova, the daughter of a mysterious and reclusive film director, is found dead in an apparent suicide.  Her death immediately captures the… Read more »


Mar 09
Review : The Age of Miracles by Karen Thompson Walker

Review : The Age of Miracles by Karen Thompson Walker

Full-disclosure: I love anything with an apocalyptic slant, so I was predisposed to like this book.  I was very intrigued when I read the description of “The Age of Miracles,” with its unique premise of an Earth whose rotation is slowing down. The story is narrated by Julia, now a young woman, but ten years old at the time the world first realizes what is happening to Earth. We never learn why the Earth has slowed, but nevertheless, the implications… Read more »