A WILLING VICTIM This time Sunny handed me the fourth book in a detective series, so I felt like I was starting in the middle.
DEEP CREEK When I first read Pam Houston’s acerbic collection of short stories, Cowboys Are My Weakness, I recognized a writer who would have a
THE OTHER WOMAN Emblazoned across the cover of Sandie Jones’ novel, The Other Woman, are words foreshadowing its amazing plot: “fiendishly clever with a twist
BECAUSE THE LIGHT WILL NOT FORGIVE ME Shaun T. Griffin, inductee into the Nevada Writers Hall of Fame, is known as much for his activism
THE BIG NECESSITY AND NINE PINTS Both of these books merit independent reviews, but since they were written by the same author and both investigate
THE LIBRARY BOOK Susan Orlean’s The Library Book couples a moving meditation on the author’s part with the solid research she has conducted in archives
SLAVE OLD MAN The books I often find most difficult to review are those recommended by someone whose suggestions are not taken lightly. So, on
THE CURRENT I just finished reading another “Bookin’ with Sunny” novel that I couldn’t put down. Tim Johnston’s The Current, a mystery thriller that careens
BOOT LANGUAGE This memoir will remind the reader of other books that recall a blighted, terrifying childhood such as Glass Castle and Educated. Like those
BOOKS FOR LIVING Will Schwalbe, the author of The End of Your Life Book Club, has once again given life to his love of books
RED CLOCKS Leni Zumas designed Red Clocks as a classical romance, much like Miquel del Cervantes’ Don Quixote or Edmund Spenser’s The Fairie Queen. In
ONCE UPON A RIVER When I turned the final page of Diane Setterfield’s novel, Once Upon a River, I closed the book and sat staring
ANGLE OF REPOSE Because it is a new year doesn’t mean a reviewed book has to be new. If Wallace Stegner’s Angle of Repose hadn’t
THE DINNER LIST Imagine deciding which five people you would like to invite to dinner ten years from now. Anyone will do, whether you know
BLACK HISTORY MONTH 2019 It is February, the shortest month of the year. You know what that means, dear readers. It is Black History Month.
OUR SOULS AT NIGHT Published posthumously, Our Souls at Night is Kent Haruf’s final novel about a fictional community in eastern Colorado. Each of his