Fiction

Animal stories
Sunny Solomon

The Mare

THE MARE For those of us who know what it’s like to love horses, The Mare is so much more than another story about a

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Crime
Ann Ronald

Night School

NIGHT SCHOOL – JACK REACHER AND CLASSMATES? Night School, Lee Child’s twentieth Jack Reacher novel, isn’t the first I’ve reviewed for “Bookin’ with Sunny’ and

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Art
Ann Ronald

A Piece of the World

A PIECE OF THE WORLD Any review of Christina Baker Kline’s novel, A Piece of the World, must begin with Andrew Wyeth’s masterpiece, “Christina’s World.”

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Fantasy/Sci-Fi
Sunny Solomon

Three by Meloy

THREE BY MELOY: THE APOTHECARY – THE APPRENTICES – THE AFTER-ROOM I’m going out on a limb with this review. The three novels, The Apothecary, The

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Fiction
Ann Ronald

Lillian Boxfish Takes a Walk

LILLIAN BOXFISH TAKES A WALK As one might surmise from the tongue-in-cheek title, Lillian Boxfish Takes a Walk sojourns through a charming sequence of encounters,

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Fiction
Ann Ronald

The Woman Next Door

THE WOMAN NEXT DOOR Yewande Omotoso’s latest novel, The Woman Next Door, intertwines two thematic constants—one strand considers the process of aging, while the other

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Fiction
Ann Ronald

The Girl Before

The Girl Before The first mystery to be solved: who is JP Delaney?  Before writing any book review, I generally check online to see what

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Fiction
Sunny Solomon

Monument Road

MONUMENT ROAD Influenced by Ann’s recent review of Charlie Quimby’s latest novel, Inhabited, I requested a review copy of Quimby’s earlier novel, Monument Road. Having

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Fiction
Ann Ronald

Mudbound

MUDBOUND Hillary Jordan’s novel, Mudbound, carries the reader back to a 1940s Mississippi rife with hatred, prejudice, and bigotry. Since the first chapter opens with

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Fiction
Neal Ferguson

The Underground Railroad

THE UNDERGROUND RAILROAD Cora, born a slave, abandoned by her mother, beaten and whipped repeatedly, gang-raped at thirteen, nevertheless acts with courage and integrity in

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