Book review of: If I Forget You

If I Forget You Author: Thomas Christopher Greene Henry Gold and Margot Fuller fill the pages of If I Forget You poignantly, as only two star crossed lovers can. Henry and Margot meet as students at elite Bannington College; they are from entirely different worlds.  Henry, a talented poet, comes from a working class Jewish […]

Gumbo Love – deliciousness abounds

GUMBO Love (Recipes for Gulf Coast Cooking, Entertaining, and Savoring the Good Life) Author: Lucy Buffet To be a good cook, you have to have a love of the good, a love of hard work, and a love of creating. Julia Child Coastal Southern food and Lucy Buffett go hand in hand. Reading Lulu’s Kitchen, […]

Grief Cottage – a review

Grief Cottage Author: Gail Godwin As Gail Godwin is one of my favorite authors, I expected wonderful, and that is what I got. Grief Cottage wraps around its protagonist, 11 year old Marcus, like a fog coming in off the ocean, winding and twisting, soothing and terrorizing. A desolate cottage, a desolate child sent to […]

The Last Painting of Sara de Vos – a Sizzling Summer Read

We received a copy of this book for review. Sizzling Summer READS If you are anything like me, there is nothing better in the summer but a paperback book, one that I have thrilled to read.  This summer, The Review Broads offers up a bonfire of books, ones that are hot, ones that are flaming […]

Book review: In the Darkroom

We received a copy of this book to review. All opinions are our own. In the Darkroom Author: Susan Faludi Susan Faludi is a Pulitzer Prize winning journalist, and it shows.  In the Darkroom is a kind of memoir, a kind of salutation of what identity means to our culture, and a mostly intrepid journey into […]

A review of The Fortune Teller

We received a copy of this book for our review. All opinions are those of the reviewer. The Fortune Teller Author: Gwendolyn Womack Semele Cavnow works for a high end auction house in Manhattan and is very good at her job.  When she gets a client, Theo Bossard, he gives her an ancient manuscript from […]

All the Houses – book review

We received a copy of this book for our review. All opinions are those of the reviewer All the Houses Author: Karen Olsson Reminiscent of the prose of Peter Taylor, Alice Monroe and yet totally original, Olsson’s prose invites us into the panorama of vulnerability of one family and their secrets – and how each […]

Stork Mountain – a review

We received a copy of this book for our review. All opinions are those of the reviewer Stork Mountain Author: Miroslav Penkov   A lovely tale of legend, truth and history intertwined with gods and love stories, family and acceptance, Stork Mountain is exquisitely original.  Luscious, lilting, longing and legend; Stork Mountain combines Bulgarian myth […]

They May Not Mean to, but They Do – review

We received a copy of this book for our review. All opinions are those of the reviewer. They May Not Mean to, But They Do Author: Cathleen Schine They fuck you up, your mum and dad They May Not Mean to but They Do  – Philip Larkin, “This Be the Verse” Perhaps because Cathleen Schine […]

A Murder over a Girl – book review

A Murder over a Girl Justice, Gender, Junior High Author: Ken Corbett Successfully and unsuccessfully, much like the murder trial itself, A Murder over a Girl by Ken Corbett (Clinical Assistant Professor at the New York University Postdoctoral Program in Psychoanalysis and Psychotherapy) depicts both reality and stereotypes in its prose and salient facts of […]