Flash Review: Weighing Shadows by Lisa Goldstein

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Weighing Shadows Lisa Goldstein Night Shade Books Release Date:  November 3, 2015 ISBN 978-1-59780-840-8 In Weighing Shadows,  we meet Ann Decker, a down on her luck former foster kid working in a dead end job at rinky-dink Sam’s Computer Solutions.  Ann’s fortunes seem to change, however, when she is recruited – supposedly for her computer [….]

Gimbling in the Wabe – Je Suis Charlie

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“…I’d rather die standing up than live on my knees.” Those words, spoken in 2012 by Stéphane Charbonnier, lead editor of the satirical French weekly magazine Charlie Hebdo, echo tragically as I write this, one day after  he and 11 others were murdered in an attack on the magazine’s Paris office. The attack was apparently [….]

Flash Review – Us by David Nicholls

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Us David Nicholls HarperCollins Publishers Release Date:  October 28, 2014 ISBN 978-0-06-236558-3 Douglas Petersen is fifty-four years old, a biochemist by trade who had left the laboratory some years ago to become the head of Research and Development for a large corporation.  He has a beautiful, artistic wife and a seventeen year old son who [….]

LitStack Review: All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr

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All the Light We Cannot See Anthony Doerr Scribner Release Date:  May 6, 2014 ISBN 978-1-4767-4658-6 In 1934, six-year -old Marie-Laure’s eyesight fails due to congenital cataracts and she becomes completely blind.  At the time she is living in Paris with her father, who is the principal locksmith for the National Museum of Natural History.  [….]

LitStack Review: Submergence by J.M. Ledgard

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Submergence J.M. Ledgard Coffee House Press First Edition:  April 1, 2013 ISBN 978-1-56689-319-0 It’s an age-old story:  boy meets girl, they fall in love then are separated by obligations, with the question of whether or not they end up together in the final chapter.  However, J.M. Legard’s novel Submergence is anything but an age-old story, [….]

LitStack’s Featured Author Review: Glamour in Glass by Mary Robinette Kowal

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Glamour in Glass Mary Robinette Kowal First Edition: April 2012 Tor Books ISBN 978-0-7653-2561-7 —♦— In Glamour in Glass, author Mary Robinette Kowal takes the main characters from her delightful Regency novel Shades of Milk and Honey and, with Jane Austen still as her patron saint, leads them into uncharted Austen territory:  married life. Yes, [….]