The Effects of Light: A Novel by Miranda Beverly-Whittemore | Review

  Blending themes of lost innocence, sexual awakening, and triumph over loss, The Effects Of Light follows in the tradition of such bestselling first novels as Girl with a Pearl Earring (Dutton/Plume, 1999), and the #1 New York Times bestseller The Lovely Bones (Little, Brown, 2002), with over 2.8 million hardcover copies in print. –… More The Effects of Light: A Novel by Miranda Beverly-Whittemore | Review

Sweet Water by Christina Baker Kline | Review

Kline’s first novel is a captivating read.When a grandfather she never knew bequeaths her a house and 60 acres of land in Sweetwater, Tenn., a restless young artist leaves New York to recover her past and rethink her future. Cassie Simon’s mother Ellen died when Cassie was only three; raised in Boston by her grieving… More Sweet Water by Christina Baker Kline | Review

Wrong Highway by Wendy Gordon | Review

It is 1986. Erica Richards lives in West Meadow, Long Island with their three young boys, newborn baby girl, and successful Wall Street analyst husband. But don’t be fooled by her seemingly placid suburban lifestyle. Erica is fierce, curious, uncompromising and often impulsive. When her teenage nephew Jared rebels against his straight-laced parents Ron and… More Wrong Highway by Wendy Gordon | Review

Connected Underneath by Linda Legters | Review

Madena, upstate New York. Like any other small town, everybody keeps an eye on everybody else’s business without recognizing the secrets that connect them. The wheelchair-bound Celeste conjures up lives from what she sees and thinks she sees while peering through binoculars from her kitchen fan vent. Fifteen-year old Persephone trades sex for tattoo sessions… More Connected Underneath by Linda Legters | Review

Keep You Close by Lucie Whitehouse | Review

When the artist Marianne Glass falls to her death, everyone insists it was a tragic accident. Yet Rowan Winter, once her closest friend, suspects there is more to the story. Ever since she was young, Marianne had paralyzing vertigo. She would never have gone so close to the roof’s edge. Marianne–and the whole Glass family–once… More Keep You Close by Lucie Whitehouse | Review