Reader Review: “The Almost Sisters”

by Mitzi: The Almost Sisters by Joshilyn Jackson is a wonderful, quirky novel. The author uses humorous drama to explore race, family, and long kept secrets. Set in a small Alabama town, we get...

Reader Review: “Honor”

by Betty J Taylor (Macon GA): This book grabbed me from the very beginning. The writing is superb, the story heartbreaking and haunting. If you loved Khalid Hosseini's "A Thousand Splendid Suns", then you...

Reader Review: “The School for Good Mothers”

by BuffaloGirlKS (Wright, KS): Imagine the surveillance of George Orwell's 1984 and the subjugation of women in Margaret Atwood's The Handmaid's Tale and then throw in androids and you have Jessamine Chan's unbelievably potent...

Reader Review: “The Island of Missing Trees”

by Gabi: The Island of Missing Tree is undoubtedly one of my lifetime favorites. Cyprus, is an island divided, in turmoil, and people and nature alike are suffering years of unrest, escalating violence and...

Reader Review: “Her Hidden Genius”

by Rutheh: A fictional history about Rosalind Franklin, a scientist who discovers the components of DNA. She is very brilliant yet constantly challenged by her male colleagues for her work. The time period is...

Reader Review: “The Marriage of Opposites”

by Mia Beth Cohen (Boston): The book was a masterpiece in its descriptions and character development. It was a page turner. I was immersed and it fuels colorful imagination. The book delved deeply...

Reader Review: “The 1619 Project”

by Arthur M. (Illinois): Though each chapter is followed by literary reflections and a photo introduces each chapter, it is the documented scholarship marshaled to make each of the cases that stands strongest in...

Reader Review: “Sisters of the Great War”

by Marly T. (North Carolina): Suzanne Feldman takes us on an adventure with more downs than ups, but dowsed in wartime reality. Many times I felt the chill and the mud of Ypres as...

Reader Review: “A Million Things”

by Lena, Lund, Sweden (Sweden): This is such a great and moving story told with so much empathy. The way Emily Spurr describes Ray, her loss and her loneliness and how Rae tries to...

Reader Review: “Beasts of a Little Land”

by Beemer (Kernville, CA): In this excellent debut novel, we go from the wilds of mountainous North Korea to the grit and gloss of Seoul. This historical fiction novel takes us from 1917 through...

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