Goodbyes & Good Books | What We’re Reading


As 2015 ebbed, I asked the “What We’re Reading” gang about their favorite books of the year and if anybody had reconsidered an initial review or judgment of a book. Except for Meredith, they (and I) neatly sidestepped that query and instead talked about memoirs, romantic escapes, Byronic detective stories, mythical graphic novels, and diet […]

Fiction from Lawson, O’Mara, & Robson | Xpress Reviews


The thrilling Kay Hamilton sequel will not disappoint; O’Mara’s latest Ray Donne features a refreshing techno nerd, Robson’s research won’t make up for her joyless heroine

Battle Scars: World War I in Fiction


Almost a century after World War I’s first battles were fought, its lessons about the high costs of modern warfare still resonate with today’s readers. The coming months will see the publication of a diverse group of new novels about “the Great War” and its legacy.