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Mary Kay Andrews Is an Easy Writer

Jackie K. Cooper | Posted 05.28.2016 | Books
Jackie K. Cooper

Book Review Jackie K Cooper THE WEEKENDERS by Mary Kay Andrews Ma...

Everyone's Been Waiting For This Sexy Restaurant Novel

The Huffington Post | Claire Fallon | Posted 05.27.2016 | Arts

Sweetbitter faced dauntingly high expectations for many months before any reviewers, let alone members of the general public, had the opportunity to r...

Why Excitement Over 'Me Before You' Is Deeply Troubling

Kim Sauder | Posted 05.25.2016 | Impact
Kim Sauder

There is a big difference between actual human people having feelings about their actual lives and experiences of disability and a fictionalized account written by someone who isn't disabled and which heavily romanticizes very problematic stereotypes about disability.

New Book Tells Dark Stories Of Sexual Awakening And Hometowns

The Huffington Post | Maddie Crum | Posted 05.20.2016 | Arts

Energized by the stillness of domesticity, a man begins to throw his belongings into the quarry behind his home: knives and fragile china, cast away a...

REDEMPTION ROAD Gives Readers the Ride of a Lifetime

Jackie K. Cooper | Posted 05.19.2016 | Books
Jackie K. Cooper

Book Review - Jackie K Cooper REDEMPTION ROAD by John Hart The c...

Mary Alice Monroe's A LOW COUNTRY WEDDING Warms Us With Southern Charm

Jackie K. Cooper | Posted 05.10.2016 | Books
Jackie K. Cooper

Book Review - Jackie K Cooper A LOWCOUNTRY WEDDING by Mary Alice Monroe ...

"The Beauty Queen of Jerusalem": A tale of love and war in pre-state Israel

Dora Levy Mossanen | Posted 05.09.2016 | Books
Dora Levy Mossanen

"The Beauty Queen of Jerusalem" by Sarit Yishai-Levi (Thomas Dunn Books/St. Martin's Press) Every now and then, a multi-generational novel such as "...

Enlightenment Is Not Just Elusive, But Dangerous, In New Novel

The Huffington Post | Claire Fallon | Posted 05.09.2016 | Arts

It might take many chapters of The Seed Collectors for readers to notice that the novel is as much fantasy as it is realism, but author Scarlett Thoma...

Don DeLillo’s Chilling Novel Examines Death, And The Price Of Eternal Life

The Huffington Post | Maddie Crum | Posted 05.04.2016 | Arts

A new Don DeLillo novel is an event. Whether his acrobatic semiotics lessons help you see the world with new lightness, or strike you as cold and conc...

'The Other Widow' Shows Susan Crawford's Progress as a Novelist

Jackie K. Cooper | Posted 05.02.2016 | Books
Jackie K. Cooper

Book Review - Jackie K Cooper THE OTHER WIDOW by Susan Crawford S...

The Art of Crisis Leadership Book Review

Suna Senman | Posted 05.02.2016 | Books
Suna Senman

The Art of Crisis Leadership elaborates on "reputation elasticity" with the examples of Starbucks, Google and Amazon and quotes wisdom from Warren Buffet. The chapter describes crisis-prone industries, consumer relationships and reputation capital.

'Extreme Prey' Is Extremely Readable

Jackie K. Cooper | Posted 04.29.2016 | Books
Jackie K. Cooper

Michael Connelly has his Harry Bosch; Jeffery Deaver his Lincoln Rhyme; James Patterson his Alex Cross and John Sandford his Lucas Davenport. All of t...

Mental Health Struggles Feel Realer Than Real In This Touching Novel

The Huffington Post | Maddie Crum | Posted 04.27.2016 | Arts

“What do you fear when you fear everything?” reflects Michael, a man consumed by an anxiety disorder he seems to have been born with. “Time pass...

MOST WANTED Has Scottoline's Most Inventive Plot To Date

Jackie K. Cooper | Posted 04.21.2016 | Books
Jackie K. Cooper

Book Review - Jackie K Cooper MOST WANTED by Lisa Sco...

9 Award-Winning Books of 2016 (So Far)

Kirkus | Posted 04.20.2016 | Books

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Terry Kay's 'The King Who Made Paper Flowers' Is Magically Enchanting

Jackie K. Cooper | Posted 04.13.2016 | Books
Jackie K. Cooper

Terry Kay dedicated this book to Pat Conroy, one of the South's legendary writers. It is the perfect book to remind us of the talent we lost with Pat Conroy's death and the talent that remains with Terry Kay.

Book Review: Boy With A Knife by Jean Trounstine

Christopher Zoukis | Posted 04.13.2016 | Books
Christopher Zoukis

From the opening paragraph Boy With A Knife by Jean Trounstine (IG Publishing, 2016) is not only alarming, it's the best damn book that I've read in q...

Getting Down With The Personal Essays In 'So Sad Today'

The Huffington Post | Jillian Capewell | Posted 04.11.2016 | Arts

The ideal emotional state for reading Melissa Broder's essay collection So Sad Today is right there on the cover. As someone who likes books and writi...

Meacham's TITANS Will Tower Over All Her Summer Competition

Jackie K. Cooper | Posted 04.08.2016 | Books
Jackie K. Cooper

Leila Meacham came out of nowhere in 2011 and hit the best seller lists with her epic novel ROSES. This sweeping saga appealed to a wide variety of readers and put Ms. Meacham on the literary map.

The Strange Beauty Of Mother-Daughter Relationships Explored In New Book

The Huffington Post | Maddie Crum | Posted 04.08.2016 | Arts

The first person everyone meets is her mother. Whatever else may follow, she's there from the start, and her presence, or absence, looms. It's a truth...

Steve Berry's THE 14th COLONY Is Hampered By Too Much Historical Data

Jackie K. Cooper | Posted 04.03.2016 | Books
Jackie K. Cooper

For many years now I have been enjoying the writings of Steve Berry. I became a fan with his first book, THE TEMPLAR LEGACY, and my admiration has continued through to his latest novel THE 14th COLONY.

A Story Of Sexual Temptation More Unsettling Than 'Lolita'

The Huffington Post | Claire Fallon | Posted 04.01.2016 | Arts

New Yorker writer John Colapinto’s new novel opens with two epigraphs, one from Baudelaire’s Les Fleurs du Mal, and one from the biblical Book of ...

Harlan Coben's 'Fool Me Once' Gives Readers Another Surprising Twist

Jackie K. Cooper | Posted 03.25.2016 | Books
Jackie K. Cooper

Author Harlan Coben has been fooling readers for years now and each time he fools them they love it more and more. Readers like to be surprised and with Coben's books you are always assured there will be a twist in the plot or in the action of a character that is totally unexpected.

Review: 'Preserving the Japanese Way,' by Nancy Singleton Hachisu

Gary Villablanca Duff | Posted 03.24.2016 | Taste
Gary Villablanca Duff

An ever-expanding genre of cookbooks is exploring the idea of traditional Japanese foods at home. We have Nancy Singleton Hachisu to thank for that.

This New Book About Sex And Power Is Seriously Funny

The Huffington Post | Maddie Crum | Posted 03.25.2016 | Arts

The title of Rebecca Schiff's debut short story collection, The Bed Moved, is a short, declarative sentence. Grammatically, it's straightforward. But ...