Feeling like a blast from the past while you hole up in the house this winter? The first is as eerie as the latter is sweet. Both will make you glad you live in the 21st Century. The past may be intriguing, but there’s something to be said for modern conveniences.
Last Monday, I reviewed Jodi Picoult’s newest novel, A SPARK OF LIGHT, which is little more than a pro-choice treatise impugning the privileged white man (cis male) as well as those whack-a-doodle Christians who are nuttier than Austin Powers’ coffee. I didn’t set out to follow up Picoult’s exercise in misery by reading another novel … More In the Matter of Life and Death
Bestselling author, Jodi Picoult has a plot formula that works for her. In each of her books, she tackles a specific controversial issue through the eyes of characters who find themselves in the cross-hairs of a given moral dilemma. Her latest novel is no exception. In Picoult’s SPARK OF LIGHT, characters grapple with the repercussions … More A Spark of Light or the Kiss of Death?
For those of you who are tired and weary from decking the halls and playing Santa, I’ve got just the book to lighten your load. It’s a debut novel by up-and-coming author Gretchen Anthony and it’s a rip. EVERGREEN TIDINGS FROM THE BAUMGARTNERS by Gretchen Anthony. Park Row Books, New York. October 2018. 356 pages. … More Foxy Bibliophile: Evergreen Tidings from the Baumgartners
Need a gift idea for an eclectic reader? Or a man who likes to read but has a cynical streak? How about someone in the midst of a mid-life crisis? New release, LAKE SUCCESS by Gary Shteyngart just might fit the bill.