Peculiar

Illustrated with vintage postcards that beg for a backstory, Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children (by Ransom Riggs) starts off as a typical teen novel […]

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Turn of Mind

Alice LaPlante’s debut novel, Turn of Mind presents compelling characters enmeshed in difficult, sometimes enigmatic relationships.  At its center is Dr. Jennifer White, a retired […]

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‘Tis the Season

 (Photo by Friedrich Bohringer from Wikimedia Commons) Each year as the winter holidays approach I enjoy ‘seasonal reading’—books set in winter and/or at holiday time. I […]

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Sometimes Authors Can’t Go Home Again

Many thriller readers are familiar with Dennis Lehane’s  novels, Shutter Island and Gone, Baby, Gone, which were both turned into blockbuster movies. But before that acclaim, his first book, […]

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