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The Man Who Lived Underground

The Man Who Lived Underground by Richard Wright is a novella published in April 2021, the truncated form of which was published as a short story in Wright’s Eight Men collection. Written in the early 1940’s, Wright’s publisher declined to publish it in its full form, fearing it was too graphic and controversial. While many …

When the Stars Go Dark

When the Stars Go Dark is author Paula McLain’s first foray into writing a thriller. She’s known for her historical fiction titles, most notably The Paris Wife, which is about Hemingway and his wife Hadley. Pretty much all of her other novels have covers that are adorned in bright colors, pastels, and happy, fashionable women. …

The Rose Code

The Rose Code by Kate Quinn was a must-read for me. I’m picky when it comes to WWII novels (there’s so many of them!), but I felt sure Quinn could find a way to tell a story about it that was worth reading. The code-cracking intrigues at Bletchley Park are one aspect of that time …

The House in the Cerulean Sea

The House in the Cerulean Sea by T.J. Klune was released last year and mostly passed me by. I recall thinking it had a great title and really lovely cover (see notes about the making of that cover here), but it wasn’t until I started seeing positive reviews of it from people I know that …

A Spark of Light

I was originally started reading A Spark of Light by Jodi Picoult when it first came out, but then I got distracted by other books. However, after reading A Book of Two Ways, I’ve been wanting to revisit Picoult’s works. Even though I had mixed feelings about Two Ways, the writing was solid enough that …