Follow Her Home (Juniper Song #1)

by Steph Cha A stunning, edgy debut introducing Juniper Song, an amateur sleuth taking on the darkness in the veins of L.A. with razor-sharp wit and a breaking heart. Juniper Song knows secrets–how to keep them and how to search them out.  As a girl, noir fiction was her favorite escape, and Philip Marlowe has always […]

The Marriage Mender by Linda Green

Originally posted on Blissful Scribbles:
The Marriage Mender: The #1 Bestselling Author by Linda Green My rating: 5 of 5 stars I thoroughly enjoyed this story from Linda Green. The book follows a relationship counselor through the journey of having to attend marriage counselling herself. There are plenty of satisfying flashbacks, twists and intrigue that…

Everywhere That Mary Went

by Lisa Scottoline An Edgar Award nominee (for her first legal thriller, Everywhere That Mary Went), Lisa Scottoline actually won the Edgar for her follow-up, Final Appeal. With five legal thrillers behind her, Scottoline–a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania Law School–has joined the league of lawyers-turned-literaries. Her voice in Final Appeal is crisp and […]

Thinking, Fast and Slow

Originally posted on Mark it Right:
I just started a book a friend recommended some time ago and I’m really liking it. It’s a book about thinking about thinking, exactly the sort of thing I like to think about. To put it more clearly, the author analyzes intuitive, emotional thought and deliberate logical thought, complex…

Famous Rejection Letters

Originally posted on Cristian Mihai:
For any aspiring writer, a rejection letter, regardless of the provenience of said letter, is one of the most dreaded of objects. In this line of work getting rejected is considered a sort of literary murder – people are knowingly destroying something you’ve spent time on, and a lot of…

At War With the Rat Army

Originally posted on Longreads:
Alice Herdan-Zuckmayer | The Farm in the Green Mountains | New York Review Books | May 2017 | 11 minutes (2,896 words)  ? Below is an excerpt from Alice Herdan-Zuckmayer’s memoir The Farm in the Green Mountains. Having fled Nazi Germany, the Zuckmayers ended up spending several years of their exile on a farm in Vermont, where they engaged in…