“The Thinking Woman’s Guide to Real Magic” by Emily Croy Barker

The Thinking Woman's Guide to Real Magic

Nora Fischer fails at life.  Her thesis is at a standstill because she can’t apply herself enough to write anything worthwhile.  Her boyfriend visits her, only to reveal that he’s getting married to another woman.  Everything’s falling apart, and Nora isn’t quite sure what to do with herself or how to react. One day, NoraRead more

“The Never List” by Koethi Zan: Review and Giveaway

I had the pleasure of meeting Koethi Zan at a book signing several weeks ago at Politics & Prose, an independent bookstore in DC.  The event was wonderful, and it was fascinating to learn more about the author’s vision for The Never List, which drew inspiration from a number of real life cases. The NeverRead more

“The Lemon Orchard” by Luanne Rice

The Lemon Orchard by Luanne Rice is the story of two people from very different socioeconomic classes who share a bond of grief.  Julia’s daughter died in a car accident, and Roberto’s daughter was lost on the night they came to America when he was captured by Border Patrol.  When Julia house-sits for her wealthyRead more