At the Edge of the Orchard by Tracy Chevalier | LJ Review


With Chevalier’s excellent storytelling ability and gift for creating memorable characters, this novel paints a vivid picture of the hard and rough-hewn life of American pioneers on their westward journey

The Brontës and Austen Redux, Redux | Wyatt’s World


There is a new wave of retellings of Austen and the Brontës happening now and into the spring, seeking to reinvent the beloved classics. Here are five forthcoming titles in that mold.

McLain’s Circling the Sun Soars | RA Crossroads


Welcome to RA Crossroads, where books, movies, music, and other media converge, and whole-collection readers’ advisory (RA) service goes where it may. In this column, Beryl Markham leads me down a winding path.

Xpress Reviews: Audiobooks | First Look at New Books, June 28, 2013


An intricate tale of three young sisters from Buchanan, Chevalier’s The Last Runaway, historical fiction from Gregson, an appealing tale from MacDonald, Charlie Fox is in New Orleans in Sharp’s tenth title, Wu’s coming-of-age debut

Fiction Reviews | December 2012


Reviews of Tracy Chevalier’s The Last Runaway, Jim Crace’s Harvest, and John Kenney’s Truth in Advertising, plus a full list of fiction reviews from the Dec. issue.