Cover: The Trick

Review: The Trick

The Trick: A Novel by Emanuel Bergmann Atria, 2017.  Hardcover, 384 pages. Like with last year’s The German Girl, The Trick is a dual timeline novel with the historic timeline set amidst the rise of the Nazi’s and World War II.  Moshe Goldenhirsch is a young man living in Prague in the 1930s.  Tired of…

Cover: Knoll

Review: Knoll

Knoll by Stephen Hillard SelectBooks, 2017.  Hardcover, 256 pages. Knoll is a novel that reexamines the John F. Kennedy assassination in a more contemporary context.  There are two different modern storylines.  The more cryptic and shorter one is that of Banner McCoy, a NSA agent who discovered her project is meant to destroy anyone remotely…

Cover: Refuge

Review: Refuge

Refuge by Dina Nayeri Riverhead Books; 2017. Hardcover, 336 pages. In this novel, Niloo is an Iranian girl who escaped with her mother to America as a child while her father remains behind.  This novel follows the experiences of both father and daughter as their lives take different paths and examines the relationship between the…

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Review: The Wildling Sisters

The Wildling Sisters by Eve Chase G.P. Putnam and Sons, 2017.  Hardcover, 384 pages. Eve Chase’s sophomore novel features Applecote Manor as a character shared between two timelines.  The first, set in 1959, the four Wilde sisters leave their London flat for a summer in the Cotswolds with their aunt and uncle.  None of the…

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Review: The Little French Bistro

The Little French Bistro by Nina George Crown, 2017.  Hardcover, 336 pages. Despondent, Marianne decides to commit suicide rather than to continue living in a loveless marriage with a man who treats her wrong.  When she is saved from drowning, she is taken to a hospital where she finds a hand-painted tile that calls to…