Book Review: Girl, Woman, Other, Bernardine Evaristo

Book Review: Girl, Woman, Other, Bernardine Evaristo Fiction: Girl, Woman, Other, Bernardine Evaristo Winner, 2019 Booker Prize   Girl, Woman, Other is a powerful novel by an accomplished writer. Co-winner of the 2019 Booker Prize, Bernardine Evaristo tells the stories of a number of women of varying ages and time periods, connected in a sort […]

Book Review: Haywire, Thaddeus Rutkowski

Book Review: Haywire, Thaddeus Rutkowski Fiction: Haywire, Thaddeus Rutkowski   I read an interview with author Thaddeus Rutkowski in which he described his work as “autobiographical fiction.” He also mentions the term “autofiction” in that same interview. His novel Haywire, originally published in 2011 and rereleased in 2019, strides the line between autobiography and fiction. […]

Book Review: Steel Crow Saga, Paul Krueger

Book Review: Steel Crow Saga, Paul Krueger Fantasy: Steel Crow Saga, Paul Krueger   Steel Crow Saga has been described as Pokemon meets Last Airbender. I doubt I could come up with any description close to matching that. It is a wild fantasy ride through an Asia that shares certain cultural aspects with the continent […]

Book Review: Because, Mo Willems

Book Review: Because, Mo Willems Picture Book: Because, Mo Willems   A girl’s spontaneous invitation to a concert inspires her lifelong love of music and her dream to be a composer. This lovely book is also a tribute to the all the people who contribute to a concert performance including the workers behind the scenes […]

Book Review: Killer Instinct, James Patterson and Howard Roughan

Book Review: Killer Instinct, James Patterson and Howard Roughan Thriller: Killer Instinct, James Patterson and Howard Roughan   Dr. Dylan Reinhart is a professor at Yale. Detective Elizabeth Needham is with the NYPD. Together, they are a criminal’s worst nightmare.   I’ll admit that I came to this book after seeing the TV show based […]