Book Review: The Truth and Lies of Ella Black by Emily Barr

Blurb (as on Goodreads): Ella Black seems to live the life most other seventeen-year-olds would kill for . . . Until one day, telling her nothing, her parents whisk her off to Rio de Janeiro. Determined to find out why, Ella takes her chance and searches through their things. And realises her life has beenContinue reading “Book Review: The Truth and Lies of Ella Black by Emily Barr”

Book Review: The Other Side of Everything by Lauren Doyle Owens

The Other Side of Everything Author: Lauren Doyle Owens Publisher: Touchstone Genre: Mystery, Fiction Blurb (as on Goodreads): Laura Lippman meets Megan Abbott in this suspenseful literary debut about three generations of neighbors whose lives intersect in the aftermath of a crime. Bernard White is a curmudgeonly widower who has lived in Seven Springs, FloridaContinue reading “Book Review: The Other Side of Everything by Lauren Doyle Owens”

Book Review: Pure Hollywood and other stories by Christine Schutt

Pure Hollywood: And Other Stories Author: Christine Schutt Publisher: Grove Atlantic Genre: Short Stories, Fiction Blurb (as on Goodreads): “With terse sentences that read like poetry, Schutt strips each scene of excess context and cuts to the heart of the moment…Schutt’s haunting yet lyrical words linger long after the final page.”–Los Angeles Times Hailed byContinue reading “Book Review: Pure Hollywood and other stories by Christine Schutt”