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The Ballerinas – Book Review

Author: Rachel Kapelke-Dale Genre: Mystery & Thrillers Publisher: St. Martin’s Press Publication Date: December 7 2021 Book Description: Dare Me meets Black Swan and Luckiest Girl Alive in a captivating, voice-driven debut novel about a trio of ballerinas who meet as students at the Paris Opera Ballet School. Thirteen years ago, Delphine abandoned her prestigious…

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Fight Night – Book Review

Author: Miriam Toews Genre: General Fiction Publisher: Bloomsbury Publication Date: October 5, 2021 Book Description: “You’re a small thing,” Grandma writes, “and you must learn to fight.” Swiv’s Grandma, Elvira, has been fighting all her life. From her upbringing in a strict religious community, she has fought those who wanted to take away her joy,…

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Just One Look – Book Review

Author: Lindsay Cameron Genre: Mystery & Thrillers Publisher: Ballentine Books Publication Date: July 27, 2021 Book Description: Eyes aren’t the windows to the soul. Emails are.Cassie Woodson is adrift. After suffering an epic tumble down the corporate ladder, Cassie finds the only way she can pay her bills is to take a thankless temp job…

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Flesh & Blood – Mini Book Review

Author: N. West Moss Genre: Memoir Publisher: Algonquin Books Publication Date: October 12, 2021 Book Description: Honest, warm, and witty, this memoir reads like a chat with a dear friend sharing her insight and her vulnerabilities and taking us along as she heals. Complete with family stories over cocktails and a new friend named Claude,…

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LaserWriter II – Book Review

Author: Tamara Shopsin Genre: Women’s Fiction Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux Publication Date: October 19th, Book Description: From the incomparable New York Times and New Yorker illustrator Tamara Shopsin, a debut novel about a NYC printer repair technician who comes of age alongside the Apple computer—featuring original artistic designs by the author. NAMED A MOST…

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Lorna Mott Comes Home – Book Review

Author: Diane Johnson Genre: Fiction Publisher: Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group Publication Date: June 29, 2021 Book Description: Lorna Mott Dumas, small, pretty, high-strung, the epitome of a successful woman–lovely offspring, grandchildren, health, a French husband, a delightful house and an independent career as an admired art lecturer involving travel and public appearances, expensive clothes. She’s…

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Rock the Boat – Mini Book Review

Author: Beck Dorey-Stein Genre: Literary Fiction Publisher: Random House Publication Date: June 29, 2021 Book Description: Old friends discover how much has changed (and how much has stayed the same) when they reunite in their seaside hometown for one unforgettable summer—from the New York Times bestselling author of From the Corner of the OvalWhen Kate…

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This Shining Life – Book Review

Author: Harriet Kline Genre: Literary Fiction Publisher: Random House Publication Date: June 22, 2021 Book Description: A boy struggling to process an unexpected loss believes he has been given a series of clues to the biggest puzzle of all—the meaning of life—in this deeply felt debut novel. “An exquisitely beautiful and compelling novel about love,…

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