In Semple's uniquely-constructed social satire, you'll recognize the targets of Bernadette's ire and applaud her tirades. 15-year-old Bee is a wonderful creation (making me rethink my prejudice against kid narrators!). A smart, hilarious mother-daughter love story that's a real page-turner too.
Set across the bay in Marin, The Humanity Project is a novel about living on the edge in the paradise of Northern California. Beautifully written and conceived. I loved this book. So did Mary and Frayda.
This heartbreaking new novel helps fill the gaps in our understanding of “The First Flapper.” More than just a misunderstood party girl, Zelda Fitzgerald had a unique voice which struggled to be heard in the presence of an overbearing husband and a world with few freedoms for women. Ms. Fowler’s Zelda & Scott are not one-dimensional: the readers may find themselves both rooting for the pair, and wishing Zelda could break free.
Gripping, imaginative, and compelling. Surprising characters.Gratifying to read. A masterwork. This is not a time travel book. It’s everything books can give us: an impossibility that feels utterly natural and homey.. If you don’t enjoy this book there is something wrong with you.
In the eighth adventure of our favorite psychologist and investigator, Maisie Dobbs adds a new title to her long list of accomplishments: Spy.
We follow Maisie as she goes undercover as a professor at a prestigious Cambridge college. Caught in a world of espionage and murder, the stakes have never been higher!
It is a joy to watch this character grow. Finally, after a decade of mourning her wartime love, Maisie opens up and begins to find new light in her life. Wonderfully written. Great to read as a standalone novel--this book is gem!
Wolitzer nails the intimacy and durability of lifelong friendships--formed when we were young and possibilities were endless--as well as the the niggling feelings of envy and regret that come later. A beautifully written and satisfying read!
Fans of Olive Kitteridge, you’re in for a treat! Jim and Bob Burgess and their sister Susan struggle to find common ground while dealing with the consequences of her son’s reckless behavior and, in the process, come to terms with a decades-old family tragedy. Elizabeth Strout has created brilliantly-observed characters so recognizable, flaws and all, you’ll care about them even as they appall you.
Mark Haddon’s latest invites you to be a “fly on the wall” at a dysfunctional family reunion. Each vacationer at this reluctantly-attended weeklong holiday in Wales grapples with their own identity, as well as their relationships with other family members. At times hilarious, often cringe-worthy, The Red House will ring true to anyone with a family - and that means you!