LitStack Review: The Race by Nina Allen

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The Race Nina Allen Titan Books Release Date:  July 19, 2016 ISBN 978-1-785650-36-9 Originally published in 2014 by NewCon Press and rereleased in 2016 by Titan Books, Nina Allen’s novel The Race is hard to describe – but wonderful to read. On the surface, the five sections of the book […]

LitStack Review: Slow River by Nicola Griffith

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Slow River Nicola Griffith Ballantine Books Reissue date:  July 29, 2003 (released 1995) ISBN 978-0-345-39537-5 In 2014, I read a remarkable book by Nicola Griffith, entitled Hild.  It is the fictionalized account of the early years of Hilda of Whitby, later to become Saint Hilda, and is set in medieval […]

LitStack Review: The Gates of Evangeline by Hester Young

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The Gates of Evangeline Hester Young G. P. Putnam’s Sons Release Date:  September 1, 2015 ISBN 978-0-399174-001 It’s a compelling story. A woman is haunted by the sudden death of her young son.  That it was from “natural causes” does not assuage mother’s grief, ease the sudden emptiness, blunt the […]

LitStack Review: Truth or Dare by Jacqueline Green

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Truth or Dare Jacqueline Green Poppy/Little Brown and Company First Edition: May 14, 2013 ISBN 978-0-316-22036-1 Beautiful spitfire Tenley Reed has returned to Echo Bay, Massachusetts just in time for the start of her senior year.  Her mother has remarried – this time to insanely rich Lanson Reed, who just […]

Lake Country by Sean Doolittle

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Lake Country Sean Doolittle Initial Release: July 31, 2012 Bantam Books ISBN 978-0-345-53392-0 Crime and/or suspense novels aren’t really my thing.  Not because they aren’t potentially great reads, but I tend to like my literature at least one step removed from reality – sometimes the setting and situations in these […]

Bloodline by James Rollins

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Bloodline James Rollins William Morrow 464 pages ISBN-10: 0061784796   — ♦ — There’s a very fine line that exists between competent appeals to a reader’s fantasies or nightmares and ones full of affectation. The former is grounded in substance and reason; the latter is generally all flash, more like […]