A Simple Thing by Kathleen McCleary

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A Simple Thing Kathleen McCleary #978-0-06-210623-0 William Morrow It is arguably more difficult to raise children today than it was sixty years ago.  Elvis Presley would be considered a weak distraction had he ever been pitted against a foe as powerful as cell phones and the internet.  Susannah Delaney, the anxious and over protective parent [….]

Trapeze by Simon Mawer

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Trapeze Simon Mawer ISBN# 978-1-59051-527-3 Other Press — ♦ — In his latest novel Trapeze, British writer Simon Mawer has delivered an engaging and fast paced WWII thriller.  Based on actual events, Trapeze tells the story of Marian Sutro, a nineteen-year-old Brit recruited by the Special Operations Executive (SOE) for her fluency in French.  Already [….]

Sacre Bleu by Christopher Moore

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Sacre Bleu Christopher Moore William Morrow #978-0-06-177974-9 — ♦ — Fans of Christopher Moore have reason to celebrate with the arrival of his latest novel, Sacre Bleu, where we find the writer in excellent comic form as he attempts to unravel the mystery of Vincent Van Gogh’s bizarre death. Set in the post-impressionist art world [….]

LitStack Review and Giveaway: Obedience by Jacqueline Yallop

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Obedience Jacqueline Yallop Penguin Books February, 2012 ISBN # 978-0-14-312067-4   ▬ᴥ▬ Obedience, English author Jacqueline Yallop’s American debut, is a stunning story about betrayal, desire and loneliness.  The story, told in a series of flashbacks, takes place in and around a convent located in the French countryside.  As the convent prepares to close its [….]

Bond Girl

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Bond Girl Erin Duffy Harper Collins January 24, 2012 ISBN # 978-0-06-206589-6  ▬ᴥ▬ Erin Duffy’s debut novel Bond Girl is a combination of Bridget Jones’ Diary, The Preppy Handbook and The Devil Wears Prada.  While the book might technically be categorized as Chick Lit, there’s enough testosterone in it to satisfy anyone who‘s grown up [….]

THE HALLOWEEN TREE by Ray Bradbury

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The Halloween Tree Ray Bradbury Yearling ISBN-13: 9780375803017 ▬ᴥ▬ Halloween is approaching, and as it gets closer I’ve found myself thinking about the books that are associated with the holiday. The two that immediately come to mind are Washington Irving’s The Legend of Sleepy Hollow and Charles Schultz’s It’s the Great Pumpkin Charlie Brown. Both are [….]

BLOOD AND FIRE by Shannon McKenna

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Blood and Fire Shannon McKenna Kensington Books ISBN-13:9780758228673 ▬ᴥ▬ Blood and Fire is the latest installment by Shannon McKenna in the McCloud Brothers saga. Lily Paar, a young woman on the run from assassins, has one lead in her father’s death, a man named Bruno Ranieri. Six weeks after his apparent suicide, she makes her way [….]

Author Interview: David J. Bell

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David J. Bell is the author of CEMETERY GIRL, forthcoming from NAL/Penguin in October 2011. He is currently an Assistant Professor of English at Western  Kentucky University and can be reached via his website at www.davidbellnovels.com   Cemetery Girl is your first published novel. With the recent advent of e-readers, did you ever consider self publishing? [….]