The Hating Game by Sally Thorne

4.5/5 stars The Hating Game is Sally Thorne's debut romance novel, a fun and charming romantic comedy about two rival co-workers at a publishing firm.  Lucinda is a people pleaser, occasionally a bit of a doormat and a self-described "sad loser" because she doesn't have any friends.  Joshua is her big, serious, taciturn work rival … Continue reading The Hating Game by Sally Thorne

Advertisements

The Color of Lightning by Paulette Jiles

5/5 stars The Color of Lightning by Paulette Jiles is a companion novel to her National Book Award-nominee News of the World.  In both historical novels, Jiles takes inherently thrilling subject matter and renders it vividly with her poetic voice.  Based on a true story, The Color of Lightning features freed slave Britt Johnson and … Continue reading The Color of Lightning by Paulette Jiles

Chasing the King of Hearts by Hanna Krall

4/5 stars It's difficult to review Holocaust fiction because the content and plot can often be so harrowing that it defies the imagination.  For this reason, it often comes down to the author's craft and ability to evoke the unimaginable rather than any particular narrative arc.  Like Affinity Konar's Mischling, this book offers a similar … Continue reading Chasing the King of Hearts by Hanna Krall