Fiction

Authors of color
Sunny Solomon

Home

HOME   —   MORE THAN A HOUSE OR THE PLACE YOU COME FROM “Home” is rather like a jigsaw puzzle (another of my favorite pastimes). It

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Authors of color
Sunny Solomon

Another Brooklyn

Another Brooklyn To read anything by Jacqueline Woodson is to expect the unexpected, not only for the stories themselves but for the imaginative way they

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Moonglow
Fiction
Ann Ronald

Moonglow

MOONGLOW While I was reading Michael Chabon’s Moonglow, I found myself growing impatient. The circuitous storyline, which drifted in time and often wound in on

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Entertainment
Ann Ronald

The Girls in the Picture

The Girls in the Picture Ordinarily, I focus a review of a biographical novel on the lives and times of the characters, most often considering

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Biography
Ann Ronald

Loving Eleanor and White Houses

LOVING ELEANOR AND WHITE HOUSES Blanche Wiesen Cook’s three-volume definitive biography of Eleanor Roosevelt inspired both Susan Wittig Albert and Amy Bloom to write novels

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Fiction
Sunny Solomon

On Love, A Novel

ON LOVE, A NOVEL How many novels are written by philosophers? More than you might think: Voltaire, Camus, Sartre, Kierkegaard, Huxley, it’s a lengthy list.

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Fiction
Ann Ronald

Old Boys

OLD BOYS For those of us who relish old-fashioned, sophisticated spy stories in the Ian Fleming or John LeCarre mode, Charles McCarry’s novels are always

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THE WOMAN IN THE WINDOW
Fiction
Ann Ronald

The Woman in the Window

THE WOMAN IN THE WINDOW Imagine binge-watching a series of Hitchcock noir films, all night long, while drinking far too much merlot. Might this create

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Fiction
Ann Ronald

The Chilbury Ladies’ Choir

THE CHILBURY LADIES’ CHOIR When the Vicar tells the ladies of Chilbury that their church choir must disband because all the tenors and basses have

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Fiction
Ann Ronald

My Last Continent

MY LAST CONTINENT On one level Midge Raymond’s novel, My Last Continent, shadows the initial attraction and then the developing love between Deb and Keller.

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Fiction
Ann Ronald

A Gentleman in Moscow

A GENTLEMAN IN MOSCOW Imagine incarceration, not in an isolated prison cell but in a bustling Moscow hotel, not for a week or a month

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Fantasy/Sci-Fi
Ann Ronald

Valley of the Moon

VALLEY OF THE MOON When I was a girl, perhaps ten years old, my parents treated me to a matinee staging of Brigadoon. I’ve never

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Fiction
Ann Ronald

Salt Houses

Salt Houses Imagine your family displaced, forced from your family home by political maneuverings and wartime invasions that have little to do with your daily

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Fiction
Sunny Solomon

Setting Free the Kites

SETTING FREE THE KITES It’s not often that we read a book with as many laughs as tears, but Alex George has done it again

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Fiction
Ann Ronald

Celine

Celine Each of Peter Heller’s three novels sends dissimilar characters in wildly diverse directions.  Yet there is a thematic consistency between The Dog Stars and

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