Book Review: The Great Believers by Rebecca Makkai

*I received this book from the publisher in exchange for an honest review.*Title: The Great BelieversAuthor: Rebecca MakkaiPublisher: VikingPublication Date: June 2018ISBN: 9780735223530 Synopsis from Goodreads:In 1985, Yale Tishman, the development director for an art gallery in Chicago, is about to pull off an amazing coup, bringing in an extraordinary collection of 1920s paintings asContinue reading “Book Review: The Great Believers by Rebecca Makkai”

Book Review: There’s a Word for That by Sloane Tanen

*I received this book from the publisher in exchange for an honest review.*Title: There’s a Word for ThatAuthor: Sloane TanenPublisher: Little, Brown and CompanyPublication Date: April 2, 2019ISBN: 9780316437165 Synopsis from Goodreads:Introducing the Kesslers: Marty, a retired LA film producer whose self-worth has been eroded by age and a late-in-life passion for opioids; his daughterContinue reading “Book Review: There’s a Word for That by Sloane Tanen”

Review: What is Going to Happen Next by Karen Hofmann

*I received this book from the publisher in exchange for an honest review.* Title: What is Going to Happen Next Author: Karen Hofmann Publisher: NeWest Press Publication Date: September 15, 2017 ISBN: 9781988732060 Synopsis from Goodreads: Karen Hofmann’s empathetic and cathartic novel, What is Going to Happen Next, pieces together the lives of five members of theContinue reading “Review: What is Going to Happen Next by Karen Hofmann”

Review: We Are All Made of Molecules by Susin Nielsen

Title: We Are All Made of Molecules Author: Susin Nielsen Publisher: Wendy Lamb Books Publication Date: January 2015 ISBN: 9780553496864   Synopsis from Goodreads: Thirteen-year-old Stewart is academically brilliant but socially clueless.  Fourteen-year-old Ashley is the undisputed “It” girl in her class, but her grades stink. Their worlds are about to collide when Stewart and his dadContinue reading “Review: We Are All Made of Molecules by Susin Nielsen”

Review: The Half-Brother

Title: The Half-Brother Author: Holly LeCraw Publisher: Doubleday Canada, a division of Random House Canada Publication Date:  February 17, 2015 ISBN: 9780385531955 Synopsis from Goodreads: When Charlie Garrett arrives as a young teacher at the shabby-yet-genteel Abbott School, he finds a world steeped in privilege and tradition. Fresh out of college and barely older than theContinue reading “Review: The Half-Brother”