Book: Perennials

“Family first” has always been the motto for Eva “Lovey” Sutherland, her parents and sister, Bitsy. Yet Eva always felt slighted — Bitsy is cruel to her, cutting down her ...

Book: Crooked Hearts

Tom Warren drops out of college in the 1970s, he returns to Yuma, Arizona, to find his family’s home decorated for a party. No surprise — the Warrens always celebrate following a tragedy or ...

Book: "Sleeper

Leslie Glass opens her complex and suspenseful novel, “Sleeper,” with a trip into Yamhill County wine country. Two University of Oregon students cruise the Dundee hills, passing vineyards ...

Book: Gifted

Parts of John Daniel’s novel, “Gifted,” are beautifully written, especially when he is describing the complex natural beauty of Oregon’s Coast Range and the nascent philosophy of ...

Reyna Grande / The Distance Between Us, Young Readers Edition

Reyna Grande has quite a story, and she tells it well in the young readers’ edition of her memoir, “The Distance Between Us.” I’m eager to also read — and compare — ...

Book: The Blackbird Season

Hometown boy Nate Winters is the most popular teacher and coach in a small Pennsylvania town. Until, that is, a scheming reporter snaps a photo of him hugging a troubled student outside a seedy motel. ...

Book: The Other Side of Everything

Lauren Doyle Owens’ debut novel, "The Other Side of Everything," shows a lot of promise. She develops some interesting characters, particularly Bernard, one of the seniors who've lived and loved ...

Book: The Woman in the Window

A.J. Finn — a pseudonym for William Morrow editor Daniel Mallory — plays readers perfectly in his debut novel, "The Woman in the Window." He leads us to make one assumption after another, ...

Book: The Paying Guests

Four years after the end of World War I, Frances Wray and her mother, along with their fellow Londoners, are still dealing with the ravages of war. Frances lost both her beloved brothers; her father, ...

Book: Tell No One

I always carry a book in my purse or backpack — a paperback, usually, that I can open and read a few pages from while I’m waiting for a meeting to start. Sometimes, it’s a book I’ve ...

Book: Five Quarters of the Orange

Framboise Simon is almost 60 when she returns to the magical land of her youth, a small town in France’s Loire Valley. Half a century after she left under tragic circumstances, the village is much ...

Book: Dash in the Blue Pacific

Take one jilted fiancé, a nonrefundable airline ticket, a faulty engine and an island somewhere in the South Pacific, and you’ll have the beginnings of “Dash in the Blue Pacific,” ...

Book: The Awkward Thoughts of W. Kamau Bell

I’d love to meet W. Kamau Bell, comedian, host of a CNN show that explores race relations in the U.S., and author of “The Awkward Thoughts of W. Kamau Bell: Tales of a 6’ 4”, African ...

Book: All the Light We Cannot See

“All the Light We Cannot See” takes readers into the Siege of Saint-Malo, a real World War II battle, through the minds of two fictional characters, a blind French girl and a German boy who ...

Book: The Rosie Effect

When I read a wonderful book — such as “The Rosie Project,” Australian author Graeme Simsion’s first novel — sometimes I’m hesitant to read the sequel. Especially if ...

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