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Tag: Gayle Weiswasser

The Readerly Report – Episode 11 – The Post BookExpo 2017 Report

The Readerly Report – Episode 11 – The Post BookExpo 2017 Report

Subscribe: iTunes | Android | Email | RSS | The Readerly Report – All Episodes After spending some time discussing the fact that Book Expo America is now just Book Expo (getting hipper? midlife crisis?), Gayle and Nicole discuss some of their finds from the […]

The Disappeared: Why Children Vanish So Frequently In Domestic Fiction

The Disappeared: Why Children Vanish So Frequently In Domestic Fiction

As a fan of domestic fiction, I read a lot of what I call “parent’s worst nightmare” books. (Why I am drawn to these books is another story for another issue…) A large subset of parent’s worst nightmare books are about disappearing kids. I think […]

Three Depressing Novels That Are Totally Worth It

Some readers love a happy ending, while others enjoy escaping into lives that may be much more depressing than their own.  If you fall into the second camp, here are four depressing reads that will stay with you for a long time. The Unnamed by […]

The Full Ridiculous by Mark Lamprell

The Full Ridiculous by Mark Lamprell

The Full Ridiculous by Mark Lamprell (May 13, Soft Skull Press) Michaelo O’Dell is hit by a car, and when he doesn’t die, he is surprised and pleased. But he can’t seem to move, frozen in the crash position. He can’t concentrate, or control his […]

Sea Creatures by Susanna Daniel (Audiobook)

Sea Creatures by Susanna Daniel (Audiobook)

Sea Creatures by Susanna Daniel Narrated by Karen White (July 2013, Harper Audio) From the publisher: When Georgia Quillian returns to her hometown of Miami, her husband, Graham, and their young son in tow, she is hoping for a fresh start. The family has fled Illinois […]

The Other Typist by Suzanne Rindell (Audiobook)

The Other Typist by Suzanne Rindell (Audiobook)

The Other Typist by Suzanne Rindell Narrated by Gretchen Mol (May 2013, Penguin Audio) From the publisher: It is 1923. Rose Baker is a typist in the New York City Police Department on the lower east side. Confessions are her job. The criminals admit to their […]

You Are One of Them by Elliott Holt

You Are One of Them by Elliott Holt

You Are One of Them by Elliott Holt (May 2013, Penguin Press) From the publisher: Sarah Zuckerman and Jennifer Jones are best friends in an upscale part of Washington, D.C., in the politically charged 1980s.  Sarah is the shy, wary product of an unhappy home: her father […]