Review of Bellman and Black by: Dianne Setterfield

Amazon.com(Kindle Edition)/ Barnes and Nobles (Nook Edition)/ Google Books/Kobo/ Goodreads(all other editions Review Written by: Shonda Wilson Bellman & Black Novel written by:Diane Setterfield Pubished by Emily Bestler Books/Atria Books Known for her subtle ventures into the unexplained and enchanting, author Diane Setterfield received national acclaim for her novel The Thirteenth Tale. Her new novel Bellman…

When He was Fifteen Years Old…

Golden Boy: A Novel Abigail Tarttelin Atria Books/Simon&Schuster Amazon.com (Kindle Edition)/Barnes and Nobles (Nook Edition)/Kobo/IndieBound(Buy from local, independent bookstore!!) As it was in Jeffrey Eugenides’ brilliant Pulitzer Prize-winning novel Middlesex, the literary roots of Golden Boy can be traced to Ovid’s Metamorphoses, Book IV—the myth of the beautiful son of Hermes and Aphrodite. The “golden…

Review of Massimo Gramellini’s Sweet Dreams

      Amazon (Kindle Edition)/ Barnes and Nobles (Nook Edition)/ Kobo Review written by: Mai Bantog Published by Atria Books Imagine what you would do if your mother suddenly dies and leaves you with a rigid father whom you have nothing in common other than the love for football games. Imagine having to grow…

Review of Kate Morton’s House at Riverton

Amazon.com (Kindle Edition)/Barnes and Nobles (Nook Edition)/Kobo Published by Atria Books-Imprint of Simon Schuster    Book Recommended particularly to fans of rapturous, dangerously compelling BBC dramas- like much the recent series The Paradise or Mr. Selfridge    As I read this book, I kept going back to this fantastic rendition of a song  from the classic British series, Upstairs and…

Review of “The Mapmaker’s War,” by:Ronlyn Domingue

Amazon (Kindle Edition)/ Barnes & Nobles (Nook Edition)/ Kobo  Disclaimer: Atria Books kindly offered me a complementary review copy, in exchange for a fair, substantive review of this story. My own perception of my reading was not influenced in any way, and I am thankful, as always, for Atria Book’s amazing PR work, and the…