Publisher: Random House

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

Miller’s Valley – Anna Quindlen

Miller’s Valley – Anna Quindlen

I have only read one of Anna Quindlen’s books before, Black and Blue, way back in 1998 and remember loving it. I was excited to get a chance to read Miller’s Valley, as I have heard amazing thing about Quindlen’s books in the intervening years. Sadly I just could not connect with the narrator, Mimi […]

Posted March 31, 2016 by Laura in Reviews / 0 Comments

Alice & Oliver – Charles Bock

Alice & Oliver – Charles Bock

I think I need to stop requesting stories set in New York City. I tend to find that the characters spend so much time acting cool, that it turns me off of them. Alice & Oliver did have that issue and without the medical crisis plotline I would have not […]

Posted March 28, 2016 by Laura in Reviews / 0 Comments

My Name Is Lucy Barton – Elizabeth Strout

My Name Is Lucy Barton – Elizabeth Strout

I have been wanting to read an Elizabeth Strout novel for a while now. I have had her book Olive Kitteridge for over a year and have not read it yet. So when I saw her newest novel My Name Is Lucy Barton on Netgalley, I immediately requested it. This examines […]

Posted December 30, 2015 by Laura in Reviews / 1 Comment