Review: Shadow Child by Rahna Reiko Rizzuto

*I received this book from the publisher in exchange for an honest review.* Title: Shadow Child Author: Rahna Reiko Rizzuto Publisher: Grand Central Publishing Publication Date: May 8, 2018 ISBN: 9781538711453 Synopsis from Goodreads: A haunting and suspenseful literary tale set in 1970s New York City and World War II-era Japan, about three strong women, theContinue reading “Review: Shadow Child by Rahna Reiko Rizzuto”

Review: Asymmetry by Lisa Halliday

*I received this book from the publisher in exchange for an honest review.* Title: Asymmetry Author: Lisa Halliday Publisher: Simon & Schuster Publication Date: February 6, 2018 ISBN: 9781501166761 Synopsis from Goodreads: Told in three distinct and uniquely compelling sections, Asymmetry explores the imbalances that spark and sustain many of our most dramatic human relations: inequities in age,Continue reading “Review: Asymmetry by Lisa Halliday”

Yesterday by Felicia Yap

* I received this book from the publisher in exchange for an honest review.* Title: Yesterday Author: Felicia Yap Publisher: Mulholland Books Publication Date: August 1, 2017 ISBN: 9780316465250 Synopsis from Goodreads: Imagine a world in which classes are divided not by wealth or religion but by how much each group can remember. Monos, the majority,Continue reading “Yesterday by Felicia Yap”

Review: The One Memory of Flora Banks

* I received this book from the publisher in exchange for an honest review. * Title: The One Memory of Flora Banks Author: Emily Barr Publisher: Philomel Books, an imprint of Penguin Random House Publication Date: May 2017 ISBN: 9780399547010 Synopsis from Goodreads: Seventeen-year-old Flora Banks has no short-term memory. Her mind resets itself severalContinue reading “Review: The One Memory of Flora Banks”

Review: The Memory Book by Lara Avery

*I received this book from the publisher in exchange for an honest review.* Title: The Memory Book Author: Lara Avery Publisher: Poppy Publication Date: July 2016 ISBN 9780316283748 Synopsis from Goodreads: Sammie was always a girl with a plan: graduate at the top of her class and get out of her small town as soonContinue reading “Review: The Memory Book by Lara Avery”

Review: Still Alice by Lisa Genova

Title: Still Alice Author: Lisa Genova Publisher: originally self-published, later acquired by Simon & Schuster Publication Date: 2007 ISBN: 9780595440092 Synopsis from Goodreads: Alice Howland is proud of the life she worked so hard to build. At fifty years old, she’s a cognitive psychology professor at Harvard and a world-renowned expert in linguistics with a successfulContinue reading “Review: Still Alice by Lisa Genova”

Review: The Illuminations by Andrew O’Hagan

*I received my copy from the publisher in exchange for an honest review.* Title: The Illuminations Author: Andrew O’Hagan Publisher: McClelland & Stewart, a division of Random House Canada Publication Date: March 3, 2015 ISBN: 9780771068331 Synopsis from Goodreads: Standing one evening at the window of her house by the sea, Anne Quirk sees a rabbit disappearingContinue reading “Review: The Illuminations by Andrew O’Hagan”

Review: The World Before Us by Aislinn Hunter

Title: The World Before Us Author: Aislinn Hunter Publisher: Doubleday Canada Publication date: September 9, 2014 ISBN: 9780385680646 Synopsis from Goodreads: When she was just fifteen, smart, sensitive Jane Standen lived through a nightmare: she lost the sweet five-year-old girl she was minding during a walk in the woods. The little girl was never found, leavingContinue reading “Review: The World Before Us by Aislinn Hunter”

“The Box” by Gunter Grass

“The Box: Tales from the Darkroom” Gunter Grass Date of publication: 2010 ISBN: 978-0-547-24503-4 Said to be a fictionalized memoir, Gunter Grass’ “The Box” was certainly unlike anything I’ve read before (at least recently). I picked up this novel on a whim from the “last copies in store” shelf at the local bookstore. The paleContinue reading ““The Box” by Gunter Grass”