Category Archives: Book Review

Review of “Missing, Presumed” by Susie Steiner

This is a British police procedural that, like many such books that come out of Britain, are more about the investigators than the crime itself. Manon Bradshaw, 39, is a detective sergeant with the Major Incident Team in the Cambridgeshire … Continue reading

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Review of “The Velvet Hours” by Alyson Richman

The author reports that she based her book on a true story: in 2010, a fully-furnished apartment in Paris was opened after having been shuttered for over seventy years. It was full of exquisite art and artifacts from the Belle … Continue reading

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Review of “Leave Me” by Gayle Forman

I feared picking up this book, because ever since reading Forman’s If I Stay and Where She Went (both of which I loved), I have been disenchanted with her books. This one, though, thankfully did not disappoint me. In Leave … Continue reading

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Kid Lit Review of “Emma: An Emotions Primer” and “Treasure Island: A Shapes Primer” by Jennifer Adams

So often, reading books to babies can be, well, pretty boring. The “BabyLit” series, on the other hand, offers something to the adults who are doing the reading, to help keep them entertained as well. Emma, a story purportedly by … Continue reading

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Review of “Another Brooklyn” by Jacqueline Woodson

This moving, lyrical novel tells the story of August, who moved to Brooklyn from Tennessee in 1973 at age 8 with her 4-year-old brother and their father. Woodson employs dream-like free verse to conjure up an era punctuated by conflicts … Continue reading

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