This story by Jesmyn Ward should be a powerful novel.
By Julie McElwain This historical mystery held my interest throughout. Julie McElwain did a good job of transporting us into the world of the British elite two hundred years ago. Her detailed knowledge of the place and time helps the reader imagine the character’s time travel experience. The story starts out as an FBI thriller, but … Continue reading Review: A Murder in Time
Soul of an Octopus by Sy Montgomery Who knew octopuses (yes, that’s the correct pluralization) have personalities? The author of Soul of an Octopus is a well-known naturalist who shows they do. She also seems to have fallen in love with several of them. The book gives the reader a new and interesting perspective … Continue reading Book Review – The Soul of an Octopus
Ernest Hemingway was a fascinating man and troubled soul. He was man’s man, but a weak, needy, and unlikable person. He was self-absorbed and quick to anger, but fun-loving and desperate for love. He suffered from low self-esteem and alcoholism, but wrote vivid, earthy stories destined to become classics. All this per Paula McLain's research … Continue reading Book Review: The Paris Wife by Paula McLain
The Great Alone by Kristin Hannah The Alaskan wilderness has always been intriguing to me, so I love the setting of the story. The weather, remoteness, and lack of basic necessities is not for the faint of heart. I am in awe of people who go off the grid and can adapt to the harsh … Continue reading Review of The Great Alone