The Anger Meridian by Kaylie Jones

Amazon/Barnes & Nobles/Goodreads Publisher: Akashic Books Release Date: July 7, 2015 Review by: Kristie M. Hendricks Coping with abuses via French notes-to-self, Merryn Huntley has resisted change through a long marriage to Beau Huntley, a wealthy Wall Street playboy in Kaylie Jones’ The Anger Meridian. Jolted into action by his death and the revelation of a…

The Sunshine Crust Baking Factory

The Sunshine Crust Baking Factory Amazon/Barnes & Nobles/Goodreads Stacy Wakefield Akashic Books To be released: May 5, 2015 Review by: Kristie M. Hendricks Stacy Wakefield serves us a tough heroine in Sid; a young woman seeking a squat to call home in NYC starting in the summer of 1995. Her journey of growing into herself…

Review of Fire Shut Up in My Bones

Amazon/Barnes & Nobles/ Books-A-Million/ Goodreads Fire Shut Up in My Bones  by Charles M. Blow Publisher : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Available : September 23, 2014   Review written by : Kristie Hendricks   Fire Shut Up in My Bones explores the complexities of sexuality, race, and poverty in our society from the unique mosaic of the individual. With…

Review of Prison Noir, Short Story Collection, Edited by: Joyce Carol Oates

Amazon/Barnes& Nobles/ Books-A-Million/Goodreads/ Review by: Kristie Hendricks Prison Noir Edited by Joyce Carol Oates Contributors: Christopher M. Stephen, Sin Soracco, Scott Gutches, Eric Boyd, Ali F. Sareini, Stephen Geez, B.M. Dolarman, Zeke Caligiuri, Marco Verdoni, Kenneth R. Brydon, Linda Michelle Marquardt, Andre White, Timothy Pauley, Bryan K. Palmer, William Van Poyck Akashic Books Release Date:…

The Marijuana Chronicles

Amazon (Kindle Edition)/ Barnes&Nobles (Nook Edition)/Kobo/ Goodreads (all other formats) Edited by: Jonathan Santolfer Contributors: Lee Child, Joyce Carol Oates, Linda Yablonsky, Jonathan Santlofer, Abraham Rodriguez, Dean Haspiel, Maggie Estep, Bob Holman, Cheryl Lu-Lien Tan, Amanda Stern, Jan Heller Levi, Josh Gilbert, Edward M. Gómez, Raymond Mungo, Rachel Shteir, Philip Spitzer, and Thad Ziolkowski Published in…