Review: The Antigone Poems

The Antigone Poems by Marie Slaight Artwork by Terrence Tasker Altaire 2014 Trade Paperback with Flaps 104 pages Poetry

This collection of poems, inspired by Sophocles’ class Greek Tragedy, Antigone, was written by Marie Slaight between the years 1972 and 1981; the artwork by Terrence Tasker was created between 1974 and 1979. Both were […]

Review: The Heroes' Welcome

The Heroes’ Welcome by Louisa Young Sequel to My Dear I Wanted to Tell You Harper Perennial 2015 (2014) ARC (paperback) 260 pages Historical Fiction

1919. The Great War may be over, but those who survived are left to put the shattered pieces of themselves and their families back together, alone and unacknowledged. Twenty-three […]

Review: Us

Us by David Nicholls Harper 2014 ARC (paperback) 392 pages Fiction

After more than two decades of marriage, Douglas Petersen’s wife Connie suddenly wakes him in the night to tell him that she thinks she wants to leave him, that their marriage has ‘run its course’.

Fifty-four year old Douglas is stunned and […]

Review: How to Bake a Man

How to Bake a Man by Jessica Barksdale Inclán Ghostwoods Books 2014 ARC (paperback) 222 pages Fiction; Chick-lit; Romance

If you’re looking for a fun and sometimes surprising chick-lit romance full of food references (and recipes), you might want to pick up a copy of How to Bake a Man. While there are some […]

Review: My Thinning Years

My Thinning Years: Starving the Gay Within by Jon Derek Croteau Hazelden 2014 ARC (paperback) 282 pages Memoir; Self-Help/Recovery; LGBT

It’s hard to say what prompted me to agree to the book tour for My Thinning Years, because while I read as widely as I can, there are a few genres (or marketing niches) […]

Review: Someone Else's Love Story

Someone Else’s Love Story by Joshilyn Jackson Wiliam Morrow 2014 (2013) Trade Paperback 300 pages Fiction

The question of whether you read Someone Else’s Love Story as a story about faith and destiny, or coincidence and growing up, is a redundant one: it is not the answer that matters, but the fact that there […]

Review: Endangered

Endangered by Jean Love Cush HarperCollins Armistad 2014 Hardback 258 pages Fiction

‘I believe we can make a solid argument that African-American boys ought to be deemed legally endangered. Their very lives are threatened with extinction, or at least any meaningful existence, and thereby ought to be afforded certain protections based on their classification […]

Review: Bee Summers

Bee Summers by Melanie Dugan Upstart Press 2014 Paperback 191 pages Fiction; Historical Fiction

It is 1966 and Melissa Singer is only eleven years old when her mother leaves and never comes back. For Melissa, there was no warning, no clue that there was anything wrong. Her father, a bee keeper and general handyman, […]