Book Review: A Good Neighborhood by Therese Anne Fowler

The Blurb: In Oak Knoll, a verdant, tight-knit North Carolina neighbourhood, professor of forestry and ecology Valerie Alston-Holt is raising her bright and talented biracial son. Xavier is headed to college in the fall, and after years of single parenting, Valerie is facing the prospect of an empty nest. All is well until the Whitmans … Continue reading Book Review: A Good Neighborhood by Therese Anne Fowler

Book Review: Silver Sparrow by Tayari Jones

The Blurb: With the opening line of Silver Sparrow, "My father, James Witherspoon, is a bigamist," author Tayari Jones unveils a breathtaking story about a man's deception, a family's complicity, and the two teenage girls caught in the middle. Set in a middle-class neighborhood in Atlanta in the 1980s, the novel revolves around James Witherspoon's two … Continue reading Book Review: Silver Sparrow by Tayari Jones

Book Review: The Confession by Jessie Burton

The Blurb: One winter's afternoon on Hampstead Heath in 1980, Elise Morceau meets Constance Holden and quickly falls under her spell. Connie is bold and alluring, a successful writer whose novel is being turned into a major Hollywood film. Elise follows Connie to LA, a city of strange dreams and swimming pools and late-night gatherings … Continue reading Book Review: The Confession by Jessie Burton