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 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:…

Review of “Mr. Loverman” by Bernardine Evaristo

Amazon/Barnes & Nobles/ Books-A-Million/Goodreads As someone who loves exploring new books based on blurbs and descriptions, the premise of Mr. Loverman by Bernardine Evaristo immediately appealed to my fancy. I mean, it’s not every day that you get to read a story about closeted elderly men, right? You can find lots of LGBT stories nowadays,…

Review of The Eye of Cybele by Daniel Chavarrìa

Amazon/Barnes & Nobles/ Books-A-Million/Goodreads Daniel Chavarrìa’s fifth century B.C. Athens is not the ancient city we learned about it middle school Social Studies.  Of course certain elements we might remember from seventh grade echo throughout The Eye of Cybele—the mention of Olympian heavyweights Athena, Apollo, and Dionysus; the lore surrounding the original Olympic games (before…

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…

Pills and Starships by Lydia Millet- a review by Jessica Curtis

 Pills and Starships, written by: Lydia Millet Review Written by: Jessica Curtis Publisher: Akashic Books Release Date: May 19,2014   Amazon (Kindle Edition)/Barnes and Nobles (Nook Edition)/Kobo If you could dream or really have a nightmare of a future where the population is controlled by the government you would be dreaming of the world portrayed in Lydia Millet’s…

Review of Singapore Noir

Amazon (Kindle Copy)/Barnes &Nobles (Nook Edition)/Kobo Review written by: Kristie Hendricks Signapore Noir Edited by Cheryl Lu-Lien Tan Contributors: Monica Bhide, Colin Cheong, Damon Chua, Dave Chua, Colin Goh, Philip Jeyaretnam, Johann S. Lee, Suchen Christine Lim, Lawrence Osborne, S.J. Rozan, Cheryl Lu- Lien Tan, Donald Tee Quee Ho aka Simon Tay, Nury Vittachi, Ovidia Yu…