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Book Review: Heaven, My Home by Attica Locke

Book reviews By September 23, 2019 Tags: , , , , , No Comments

Heaven, My Home, the second book in Attica Locke’s Highway 59 series, uses a child’s disappearance to devastating effect in order to explore displacement, reconciliation and just what home means to people. Nine-year-old Levi King knew he should have left for home sooner; instead he found himself all alone, adrift on the vastness of Caddo Lake. A sudden noise –…

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Book Review: The Haunting of Henry Twist by Rebecca F. John

Book reviews, Giveaway By August 22, 2018 Tags: , , , , 2 Comments

Despite its title, Rebecca John’s The Haunting of Henry Twist isn’t a ghost story in the traditional sense but it does have an ethereal feel to it, and is likely to haunt you long after finishing it. London, 1926: Henry Twist’s heavily pregnant wife leaves home to meet a friend. On the way, she is hit by a bus and killed,…

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Book Review: Bluebird, Bluebird by Attica Locke

Book reviews By March 29, 2018 Tags: , , , , 1 Comment

In Bluebird, Bluebird, two murders take us to a small town off Highway 59 in East Texas, where we discover what lies behind the racial tensions, which are a part of people’s everyday reality there. When it comes to law and order, East Texas plays by its own rules – a fact that Darren Mathews, a black Texas Ranger working…

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Bluebird, Bluebird by Attica Locke #BluebirdBluebird #BlogTour

Blog tour, Books By October 4, 2017 Tags: , , No Comments

Today I’m thrilled to be able to share an extract from Attica Locke’s latest novel, Bluebird, Bluebird, a powerful thriller about the explosive intersection of love, race, and justice and the first in a timely new series about the cost of justice in the American South. This is taken from Chapter One:  The tiny brass bell on the cafe’s door rang…

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Guest Post: A Sense of Place by Alex Christofi #LetUsBeTrue

Authors, Blog tour, Books By August 9, 2017 Tags: , , No Comments

I’m very happy to welcome Alex Christofi today as part of the blog tour for his latest novel, Let Us Be True. Set in post-war Paris, it follows the stories of Ralf and Elsa, who meet there but come from elsewhere, and is a fascinating take on love and loss, home, belonging, and identity, especially that which we choose to conceal and how we present to…

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Author Q&A and Book Review: All Grown Up by Jami Attenberg #AllGrownUp #BlogTour

Authors, Blog tour, Book reviews By April 11, 2017 Tags: , , , No Comments

I’m excited to welcome New York Times best-selling author Jami Attenberg today as part of the blog tour for her latest novel, All Grown Up. Here’s who and what it’s all about: Andrea is a single, childless 39-year-old woman who tries to navigate family, sexuality, friendships and a career she never wanted, but battles with thoughts and desires that few…

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