English Animals

By Laura Kaye, published January 2017 by Little Brown I follow a handful of book critics in the UK and heard them raving about this book’s “charm” and ease of prose.  I was intrigued because it is about a young Slovakian woman who relocates to the English countryside to work for an English couple who…… Continue reading English Animals

My Name is Lucy Barton

Published January 2016 by Random House.  Literary awards include Man Booker Prize Nominee for Longlist, Women’s Prize for Fiction Nominee for Longlist, and Goodreads Choice Award Nominee for Fiction, all awarded in 2016. For the second time, Elizabeth Strout has taken my breath away.  Her prose and stories have this way of nudging right into…… Continue reading My Name is Lucy Barton

The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo

A novel, by Taylor Jenkins Reid, First Atria Books hardcover edition, June 2017* “Nobody deserves anything…  It’s simply a matter of who’s willing to go and take it for themselves…  No one is just a victim or a victor.  Everyone is somewhere in between.  People who go around casting themselves as one or the other…… Continue reading The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo