Book Review: You Will Be Safe Here by Damian Barr

You Will Be Safe Here - Damian Barr (Anansi International, 2019) I received an Advance Reader's Copy of this book. It's publication date is May 7, 2019. All opinions are my own. Let's start with the positives. This novel is set in South Africa and the Boer War plays a major role in it. A… Continue reading Book Review: You Will Be Safe Here by Damian Barr

Book Review: The Waiting Hours by Shandi Mitchell

The Waiting Hours - Shandi Mitchell (Viking, 2019) I received an Advance Readers' Copy of this book. It is scheduled for publication on April 30, 2019. All opinions are my own. The Waiting Hours is the story (or maybe stories is more accurate) of those who work behind the scenes, those who work in the… Continue reading Book Review: The Waiting Hours by Shandi Mitchell

Book Review: Tin Man by Sarah Winman

Tin Man - Sarah Winman (Viking, 2017) Michael and Ellis were best friends. Meeting at twelve-years-old, bonding over abusive fathers and a love of art and beauty in an era when boys should be paying attention to other things. They grew up to be best friends, spending all their time together, sharing nearly every aspect… Continue reading Book Review: Tin Man by Sarah Winman

Book Review: The Immortalists by Chloe Benjamin

If you could find out the exact date of your death, would you? And if you did, what would you do with this knowledge? This is the question that informs The Immortalists. The Gold siblings are barely teenagers when they seek out a fortune teller who can allegedly tell you the day you die. One… Continue reading Book Review: The Immortalists by Chloe Benjamin

Book Review: Transcription by Kate Atkinson

Transcription - Kate Atkinson (Little Brown & Company, 2018) This was the second book I've read in the past year that deals with England in the post-World War Two period and touches on the subject of spies and secrets. (Warlight by Michael Ondaatje was the other.) And while there are a lot of books written… Continue reading Book Review: Transcription by Kate Atkinson

Book Review: The Parade by Dave Eggers

The Parade - Dave Eggers (Alfred A. Knopf, 2019) I received an Advance Readers' Copy of this book from the publisher. It is set to be released on March 19, 2019. All opinions are my own.I have a kind of take-him-or-leave-him attitude toward Dave Eggers. I think his writing is ok but not amazing and… Continue reading Book Review: The Parade by Dave Eggers