LitStack Review: That Part Was True by Deborah McKinlay

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That Part Was True Deborah McKinlay Grand Central Publishing Release Date:  February 4, 2014 ISBN 978-1-4555-7365-3 You know, I wasn’t going to finish reading Deborah McKinlay’s new novel, That Part Was True, after the first fifty pages or so.  It wasn’t that it wasn’t well written – except for a few beginning passages where I [….]

A Hunger for Downton Abbey

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As American viewers await the start of Downton Abbey’s fourth season,  the entire season has already aired in Britain, and the waiting really seems unbearable. Luckily, we have the holidays to distract us, and this led me to ponder an aspect of the series that, if the blogs devoted to it are any indication, is [….]

LitStack Review: ‘Aunty Lee’s Delights’ by Ovidia Yu

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Aunty Lee’s Delights Ovidia Yu William Morrow Release Date:  September 17, 2013 ISBN 978-0-06-222715-7 Aunty Lee’s Delights is a modern day murder mystery novel set in the bustling metropolis of Singapore.  In a novel twist, however, its main investigator is not a hardnosed policeman nor a svelte government agent.  The leading sleuth in this charming [….]