Review: On Turpentine Lane by Elinor Lipman

        Synopsis: At thirty-two, Faith Frankel has returned to her claustro-suburban hometown, where she writes institutional thank-you notes for her alma mater. It's a peaceful life, really, and surely with her recent purchase of a sweet bungalow on Turpentine Lane her life is finally on track. Never mind that her fiancé is... Continue Reading →

Review: You’ve Got Fail

            Synopsis: She’s driving me crazy. Or am I the one driving myself crazy? I can’t tell anymore. Ever since Scarlet Rocket showed up in the flesh, she’s turned my structured world upside down. My neatly ordered life, my hand-painted Aliens versus Vampires figurines, my expertly curated comics collection—none of these things... Continue Reading →

Review: Mr. Make Believe

Synopsis: Marnie Martin’s formerly perfect life is not quite going to plan.  Hard-hitting newspaper journalist turned stay at home mum slash part-time (terrible) cookery columnist slash full-time day dreamer, she’s not entirely sure when it all went wrong…  She suspects it was at exactly the moment she gave up writing the front page for the... Continue Reading →

Review: Jack and Jill Went Downhill

  Synopsis: Jack and Jill meet on Freshers Big Party Night at university and for both of them it’s love at first sight. Despite their backgrounds, personalities and interests being poles apart, the relationship flourishes during their university years. It’s not quite as comfortable when their studies are over and they start work, Jack in... Continue Reading →

Review: Curious Minds

  Synopsis: Emerson Knight is introverted, eccentric, and has little to no sense of social etiquette. Good thing he’s also brilliant, rich, and (some people might say) handsome, or he’d probably be homeless. Riley Moon has just graduated from Harvard Business and Harvard Law. Her aggressive Texas spitfire attitude has helped her land her dream job as... Continue Reading →

Review: Those Crazy Notions of Otherwise Intelligent People

  Synopsis: The tears and laughter of life's ups and downs are the emotional pulse of this mesmerizing debut novel by Joel Michael Dorr--a funny look at fractured lives coming together--proving love and salvation might just come from the most unlikeliest of people. Ilena Doran dedicates herself to helping battered women--but the therapist can't seem... Continue Reading →

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