African American · Family · Fiction · Magical Realism

Sing, Unburied, Sing by Jessmyn Ward

    Date Published: September 2017 Publisher: Simon and Schuster My Rating: 5/5 stars * I would like to thank Simon and Schuster via Netgalley for a free digital copy of this book to review. With dazzling, earthy visual imagery and lilting prose, Jessmyn Ward has created a magical, intricate vision of family bonds and buried… Continue reading Sing, Unburied, Sing by Jessmyn Ward

Crime · Fable · Family · Fiction

Rose and Poe by Jack Todd

Publisher: ECW Press Date Published: October 17. 2017 My Rating: 4/5 stars * Thank you to ECW Press and Goodreads for the advanced copy that made this review possible! In this reimagining of Shakespeare’s The Tempest, Jack Todd has provided us with a novel about the power of immeasurable love and the frightening consequences of ignorance. Poe was… Continue reading Rose and Poe by Jack Todd

Family · Fiction · Realistic Fiction

Harmony by Carolyn Parkhurst

My rating: 5/5 stars ⭐️ Carolyn Parkhurst’s new novel, Harmony, is an enthralling peek at a family struggling to understand their child and sacrificing everything to help her exist peaceably in a world that seems unable to understand or accept her. From the outside, the Hammonds are your typical American family: two loving parents and two… Continue reading Harmony by Carolyn Parkhurst