The wind blew and the trees moaned, and thunder rolled down the river to take the house within its clutches; while inside, talk turned to spirits and curses. There was a fire, crackling in the grate, and a candle flame quivered, and in the darkness, in that atmosphere of delicious fear and confession, something else … Continue reading Book Review: The Clockmaker’s Daughter by Kate Morton
In her signature style, Fiona Davis reaches into the past to find a part of New York history and uses it as the scaffolding for an impressively imagined work of fiction. The Masterpiece weaves together the stories of two women, Clara and Virginia, across decades and centered around one famous piece of architecture, Grand Central Terminal, and … Continue reading Book Review: The Masterpiece by Fiona Davis
Yale lay on the couch that night, listening as Terrance tossed in his sheets, as he whimpered through his night sweats. Yale closes eyes and watched himself, the night of the memorial, from high up on Richard's house near the skylight. He watch himself talk to Fiona, talk to Julian, sip his Cuba Libre. Again … Continue reading Book Review: The Great Believers by Rebecca Makkai
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It was not large, and it had no frame. As an image, it was simple and at the same time not easily decipherable- a girl, holding another girl's severed head in her hands on one side of the painting, and on the other, a lion, sitting on his haunches, not yet springing for the kill. … Continue reading Book Review: The Muse by Jessie Burton