Review: Many Sparrows

Many Sparrows by Lori Benton Waterbrook Press, 2017.  Trade paperback, 400 pages. Clare Inglesby and her family have left Virginia to travel to Kentucky in the year before the American Revolution begins.  En route, the wagon breaks down and her husband, Phillip, leaves his family to seek help and never returns.  Things go from bad…

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…

Review: The Last Days of Night

The Last Days of Night by Graham Moore Random House, 2016. Hardcover, 368 pages. I remember hearing about the battle over electricity back in my high school science classes.  It came up more than once.  Later, when visiting Niagara Falls, it was touched on again thanks to the statue of Nikola Tesla erected on the…

Cover: Quiet Until the Thaw

Review: Quiet Until the Thaw

Quiet Until the Thaw by Alexandra Fuller Penguin Press, 2017.  Hardcover, 288 pages. Quiet Until the Thaw is the debut novel by Alexandra Fuller, an author known for her memoirs. It tells the story of two Lakota Oglala Sioux cousins, Rick Overlooking Horse and You Chose Watson.  Though linked from birth and their shared experience…