Tag Archives: atmospheric

The Cold Weather Brings out the Thrill (er) in Me: A Review of The Girl on the Train

There is something about the winter that makes me read dark psychological suspenseful  books that keeps me on the edge of my seat.  I’ve just finished reading, The Girl on The Train by Paula Hawkins.   I remember hearing buzz about … Continue reading

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What’s Your Favorite Spooky Story?

The leaves are falling and the days are getting shorter.   With Halloween just around the corner, it’s the perfect time to read something  that makes you hide under your blanket a little more.  We thought we’d share some titles that might give … Continue reading

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Euphoria by Lily King

Novelist Lily King has written an exquisitely beautiful book called Euphoria.  The historical fiction novel is based on the life of anthropologist Margaret Mead and her time spent in the territory of New Guinea in the 1930’s.  Upon reading her … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Snow Child by Eowyn Ivey

Where is the winter weather?  Well if you are looking for a book with a wintry theme, look no further than  debut novel, The Snow Child, by Eowyn Ivey.  This book is based on the Russian fairy tale , Snegurochka, … Continue reading

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Book Review: Sutton by J.R. Moehringer

Best-selling author,  J.R. Moehringer,  takes the leap into historical fiction by writing the book, Sutton. In 2008, disgusted with the state of affairs with banks and the economy, Moehringer decided he would get even by writing about one of the … Continue reading

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Book Review : In the Shadow of the Banyan by Vaddey Ratner

Vaddey Ratner’s novel In the Shadow of the Banyan is a heartbreaking tale that closely mirrors the author’s own life in Cambodia during the Khmer Rouge regime.  Raami was seven years old  in 1975 when soldiers invaded her  house in … Continue reading

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Staff Review: The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern

I hesitate to review this debut novel, not wishing to write such a glowing description that subsequent readers will feel too great a sense of expectation. Yet only glowing adjectives are suited to such an elegantly written, captivatingly plotted and … Continue reading

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Staff Review: Arcadia by Lauren Groff

Arcadia  is a lyrical novel about a boy raised in a commune, and how he finds his own way in the world. The first half is told from the little boy’s point of view, and the author does this well, illuminating … Continue reading

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