Genre: Literature & Fiction

United States of Books – Spartina by John Casey

United States of Books – Spartina by John Casey

    This week takes us to Rhode Island with Spartina by John Casey. Entertainment Weekly says – Dick Pierce works in Narragansett Bay, but his true passion is is the unfinished boat in his backyard. The tale may be standard, but Casey’s lyrical descriptions of the Rhode Island sea […]

Posted October 31, 2016 by Laura in Reviews, United States of Books / 0 Comments

United States of Books – The Known World

United States of Books – The Known World

    This week takes us to Virginia with The Known World by Edward P. Jones. Entertainment Weekly says – This award-winning examination of man’s ownership of man refuses to succumb to the calcifying effect of history, presenting Virginia’s past as raw, urgent and human.  The Known World by Edward […]

Posted August 8, 2016 by Laura in Reviews, United States of Books / 3 Comments

To Kill A Mockingbird – Harper Lee

To Kill A Mockingbird – Harper Lee

    Welcome to the halfway point of the United States of books! We have now reached review number twenty-five and six months of reviews. I can’t thank the team of reviewers enough and our fantastic readers. To say thanks to you all, we are giving away a $25.00 Amazon gift card […]

Posted June 20, 2016 by Laura in Giveaway, Reviews, United States of Books / 3 Comments

Never Too Real – Carmen Rita

Never Too Real – Carmen Rita

Never Too Real by Carmen Rita is one of those group friendship books. Where everyone’s life falls apart at just about the same time, no one tells the others about said falling apart because they can handle it on their own, and then they realize they cannot and turn to […]

Posted May 25, 2016 by Laura in Reviews / 0 Comments

Before the Fall – Noah Hawley

Before the Fall – Noah Hawley

 I had no idea what I was getting into when I started reading Before the Fall by Noah Hawley. I was thinking it was a standard disaster tale but that is not at all what I got. I instead read a story that started with a plane crash but soon spiraled into a […]

Posted May 21, 2016 by Laura in Reviews / 1 Comment

Jerkbait – Mia Siegert

Jerkbait – Mia Siegert

I went to BEA knowing I would meet some authors at signings and not expecting much past that. Then at the Friday night Book Blogger Dinner, I went to go say hey to Lauren and struck up a conversation with the woman sitting next to her. As we spoke I […]

Posted May 20, 2016 by Laura in Reviews / 3 Comments

The Mirror Thief – Martin Seay

The Mirror Thief – Martin Seay

The Mirror Thief by Martin Seay was an impressive melding of three very different stories into one. Starting at the Venetian casino in Las Vegas in 2003, Curtis is seeking a man named Stanley who owes a gambling debt. Tracking him through the city, Curtis comes upon a book. The book is Stanley’s favorite […]

Posted May 8, 2016 by Laura in Reviews / 1 Comment

The A to Z of You and Me – James Hannah

The A to Z of You and Me – James Hannah

The A to Z of You and Me by James Hannah wraps a cautionary tale around lost love and a children’s game. Ivo is in hospice and has had no visitors. His nurse, Sheila, is concerned for him and suggests he starts playing the A-Z game – think of a […]

Posted April 30, 2016 by Laura in ARC April, Reviews / 0 Comments