Reader Review: “The Mountains Sing”

by Babs: I was overcome with emotion at how profoundly moving I found The Mountains Sing by Nguyen Phan Que Mai. Lyrical prose filled with images that will forever change how I view lives...

Reader Review: “Drive Your Plow Over the Bones of the Dead”

by Margot P (Mandeville, LA): I went back and forth between 4 or 5 stars but decided on 5 as I have never quite read anything like this. It is comedic, tragic, mysterious, weird...

Reader Review: “Caste”

by CarolT: Wilkerson's easy to read prose kept me reading, but the topic kept me up nights. Everything she says is true. So, when I wonder about a "lower caste" person's promotion, am I...

Reader Review: “The Exiles”

by Tired Bookreader (Florida): Every year, there is one book that sticks out as an excellent read; one that stays with you and you think of often; the story never leaves you. This book,...

Reader Review: “Burial Rites”

by Sandi W. (Illinois): I like historical fiction in general, but I really liked this story. Add mystery on top of historical fiction and that made it all the better. This was based on...

Reader Review: “Vampires in the Lemon Grove”

by Alexia (PerĂº): For such a young writer, Karen Russell has shown imagination and a freshness of writing that separates her from her peers. Since receiving her MFA in fiction from Columbia, Russell received...

Reader Review: “The Southern Book Club’s Guide to Slaying Vampires”

by Karen: 3.5 stars. This book started out strong for me. I'm familiar with Mt. Pleasant South Carolina where the characters live, which made it easy to visualize. The book club read a...

Reader Review: “Leave the World Behind”

by Lorri (Pompton Lakes): This book! Alam has managed to write a perfect COVID-era book that is not about COVID, but the desire to keep what we love safe in times of terrible uncertainty...

Reader Review: “Piranesi”

by Anna Maria Rowe (Brantford): This is one of the most cinematic books I have ever read. It is a feat of imagination. Be prepared to expand your mind a little before you start...

Reader Review: “Memorial Drive”

by Mary Hayes (Phoenix): Domestic abuse remains a topic of discussion so horrendous and difficult to comprehend that the why or what of circumstances never explains the outcome. It is a tribute to Natasha's...

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