LitStack Review: The Tutor by Andrea Chapin

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The Tutor Andrea Chapin Riverhead Books Release Date:  February 5, 2015 ISBN 978-1-59463-254-9 Author Andrea Chapin is a brave woman.  She’s taken the “lost years” of William Shakespeare, and made him a character in her novel set in Lancashire England in 1590 (two years before we start to see the rise of historical documentation about [….]

Flash Review: Jacaranda by Cherie Priest

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Jacaranda Cherie Priest Subterranean Press Release Date:  January 31, 2015 ISBN 978-1-59606-684-7 When are we going to learn?  You don’t use ancient artifacts as household decorations, you don’t plow over native burial grounds, and, as Cherie Priest so articulately shows us, you don’t cut down a jacaranda tree that honors the dead and has been [….]

John Saturnall’s Feast by Lawrence Norfolk

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John Saturnall’s Feast Lawrence Norfolk First Edition: September 4, 2012 Grove Press ISBN 978-0-8021-2088-5 Kings raise their Statues and Churchmen build Cathedrals.  A Cook leaves no Monument save Crumbs. I have to believe that cooking – as an art, as a pastime, as something that has gripped our collective imaginations – has never been more [….]