LitStack Review: Nicotine by Nell Zink

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Nicotine Nell Zink Ecco Publishing Release Date:  October 6, 2016 ISBN 978-0-06-244170-6 I get it. Not all books are going to appeal to all people. But I have to admit, I don’t see what all the fuss is about when it comes to Nell Zink’s latest novel, Nicotine. Oh, it’s pleasant enough. Quirky enough, poignant [….]

LitStack Review: The Hummingbird by Stephen P. Kiernan

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The Hummingbird Stephen P. Kiernan William Morrow Release Date:  September 8, 2015 ISBN 978-0-06-236954-3 Deborah Birch, the heroine of Stephen P. Kiernan’s novel, The Hummingbird, must not have been an easy character to write.  She is no sharp tongued dilettante nor sharp eyed detective, no struggling artist confronting her past nor wide eyed twixter dipping [….]

LitStack Review: Doctor Sleep by Stephen King

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Doctor Sleep Stephen King Scribner Release Date:  September 24, 2013 ISBN 978-1-4767-2765-3 I think I’ve said a number of times that horror stories simply aren’t my genre of choice, in books or movies, or what have you.  I’m just not one of those people who thrills at being scared.  But entertainment horror is big in [….]

Life After Life by Jill McCorkle

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Life After Life Jill McCorkle Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill First Edition: March 26, 2013 ISBN 978-1-56512-255-0 Joanna has returned to her childhood home of Fulton, North Carolina, to be with her father in his last days; something she was not able to do for her mother.  Afterwards, she ended up staying, taking over the [….]