Cover: The World of Laura Ingalls Wilder

Review: The World of Laura Ingalls Wilder

The World of Laura Ingalls Wilder: The Frontier Landscapes that Inspired the Little House Books by Marta McDowell Timber Press, 2017. Hardcover, 390 pages. With accurate and often vivid descriptions, McDowell recreated the places where Laura Ingalls Wilder lived and that readers know from the Little House books.  In the first part of the book,…

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…

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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…