Archive for June 2019

I'll Take "Escapist Fantasy for One," Thank You: The Unbreakables by Lisa Barr

I'll Take "Escapist Fantasy for One," Thank You: The Unbreakables by Lisa Barr
Every once in a while I get lucky and am offered a chance to interview an author prior to a book’s publication — in this case, North Shore Chicago denizen Lisa Barr. Which usually means I also get a copy of the book. Her latest, “The Unbreakables,” hit bookshelves on June 4 — and it’s... Read more »

When Disaffection Meets Ill Intention: The Ash Family by Molly Dektar

When Disaffection Meets Ill Intention: The Ash Family by Molly Dektar
So my daughter is headed off to college in the fall. With that in mind, a hearty “Thank you!” to author Molly Dektar for reminding me to include the “Don’t run off and join a cult” lesson in our summer pre-university conversations. “The Ash Family” is an extremely well-written debut from Dektar — a fictional... Read more »

A Good Read Red Alert: Southern Lady Code by Helen Ellis

A Good Read Red Alert: Southern Lady Code by Helen Ellis
Stop whatever you are doing and pick up “Southern Lady Code” by Helen Ellis. That’s really all you should need to know this book of essays is worth the time. I love all sorts of books and always have a favorite on the tip of my tongue to suggest when someone asks, but rarely do... Read more »
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