LitStack Review: Universal Harvester by John Darnielle

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Universal Harvester John Darnielle Ferrar, Straus and Giroux Release Date:  February 7, 2017 ISBN 978-0-37428-210-3 Full disclosure:  I grew up in Iowa, so John Darnielle’s new novel Universal Harvester has home field advantage in a play for my loyalty. After all, I already knew that Nevada, Iowa is pronounced Neh-VEY-dah, so I had the inside [….]

LitStack Review: The Girl on the Train by Paula Hawkins

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The Girl on the Train Paula Hawkins Riverhead Books Release Date:  January 13, 2015 ISBN 978-1-59463-366-9 Rachel Watson may not have hit rock bottom yet, but she’s pretty darned close.  Her husband Tom divorced her after having an affair and then marrying “the other woman”.  She had started drinking back when she and Tom had [….]

LitStack Review: Some Kind of Fairy Tale by Graham Joyce

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Some Kind of Fairy Tale Graham Joyce Doubleday/Anchor Publication Date:  July 2, 2013 ISBN: 978-0-385-53578-6 Yet another World Fantasy Awards – Best Novel nominee, and yet another wonderful story. Many, many folk tales, fireside stories, elder manuscripts and vestiges of ancient lore tell of the abduction of (usually) fair young maidens by the fey, by [….]