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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Songs in Ursa Major – Book Review

Author: Emma Brodie Genre: Literary Fiction Publisher: Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group Publication Date: June 22, 2021 Book Description: The year is 1969, and the Bayleen Island Folk Fest is abuzz with one name: Jesse Reid. Tall and soft-spoken, with eyes blue as stone-washed denim, Jesse Reid’s intricate guitar riffs and supple baritone are poised to…

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Cloud Cuckoo Land – Book Review

Author: Anthony Doerr Genre: Literary Fiction Publisher: Scribner Publication Date: September 28, 2021 Book Description: From the Pulitzer Prize–winning author of All the Light We Cannot See, perhaps the most bestselling and beloved literary fiction of our time, comes the highly anticipated Cloud Cuckoo Land. Set in Constantinople in the fifteenth century, in a small…

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Wish You Were Here – Book Review

Author: Jodi Picoult Genre: Fiction Publisher: Random House Publication Date: November 30, 2021 Book Description: From the #1 New York Times bestselling author of Small Great Things and The Book of Two Ways comes “a powerfully evocative story of resilience and the triumph of the human spirit” (Taylor Jenkins Reid, author of Malibu Rising) Diana…

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Oh William! – Mini Book Review

Author: Elizabeth Strout Genre: Literary Fiction Publisher: Random House Publication Date: October 19, 2021 Book Description: Pulitzer Prize winner Elizabeth Strout explores the mysteries of marriage and the secrets we keep, as a former couple reckons with where they’ve come from—and what they’ve left behind. “Elizabeth Strout is one of my very favorite writers, so…

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The Party Crasher – Book Review

Author: Sophie Kinsella Genre: Women’s Fiction Publisher: Random House Publication Date: October 12, 2021 Book Description: From the #1 New York Times bestselling author of Love Your Life comes a humorous and heartwarming novel about family, set against the backdrop of the most fabulous party you’ve ever snuck into. It’s been over two years since…

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