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

Rare Objects by Kathleen Tessaro | Review

In Depression-era Boston, a city divided by privilege and poverty, two unlikely friends are bound by a dangerous secret. . . Maeve Fanning, a first generation Irish immigrant, was born and raised among the poor, industrious Italian families of Boston’s North End by her widowed mother. Clever, capable, and headstrong, Maeve is determined to better … More Rare Objects by Kathleen Tessaro | Review

Terrible Virtue by Ellen Feldman | Review

In the spirit of The Paris Wife and Loving Frank, the provocative and compelling story of one of the most fascinating and influential figures of the twentieth century: Margaret Sanger, the founder of Planned Parenthood—an indomitable woman who, more than any other, and at great personal cost, shaped the sexual landscape we inhabit today. The daughter of a … More Terrible Virtue by Ellen Feldman | Review

America’s First Daughter by Stephanie Dray and Laura Kamoie | Review

In a compelling, richly researched novel that draws from thousands of letters and original sources, bestselling authors Stephanie Dray and Laura Kamoie tell the fascinating, untold story of Thomas Jefferson’s eldest daughter, Martha “Patsy” Jefferson Randolph—a woman who kept the secrets of our most enigmatic founding father and shaped an American legacy. From her earliest … More America’s First Daughter by Stephanie Dray and Laura Kamoie | Review