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 Britain (Hild was born in [….]

LitStack Review: Bird Box by Josh Malerman

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Bird Box Josh Malerman Ecco/HarperCollins Publishers Release Date:  May 13, 2014 ISBN 978-0-06-225965-3 Bird Box.  Shortlisted for the first ever James Herbert Award for Horror Writing.  On the preliminary ballot for the Bram Stoker Award for Superior Achievement in a First Novel.  Starred reviews from both Kirkus Reviews and Publisher’s Weekly.  If I’m going to [….]

LitStack Review: ‘The Tropic of Serpents’ by Marie Brennan

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The Tropic of Serpents: A Memoir of Lady Trent Marie Brennan Tor Release Date:  March 4, 2014 ISBN 978-0-7653-3197-7 Lady Trent is back, as feisty as ever.  We first met her as a young woman in A Natural History of Dragons, where she was grappling with a burning curiosity considered unseemly in a gentlewoman of [….]

LitStack Review: Ghost Moth by Michèle Forbes

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Ghost Moth Michèle Forbes Bellevue Literary Press Release Date:  April 16, 2013 ISBN 978-1-934137-60-4 Ghost Moth is a beautifully deceptive book.  It feels light, ethereal, gentle and precious.  Yet it deals with such momentous issues as religious intolerance, infidelity, illness, death.  The truly perilous moments glance by, whereas innocuous times feel fraught with peril.  Innocence [….]

Ordinary Grace by William Kent Krueger

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Ordinary Grace William Kent Krueger Atria Books Publication Date: March 26, 2013 ISBN 978-1-4516-4582-8 I have a confession to make.  I had ulterior motives when reading William Kent Krueger‘s novel, Ordinary Grace.  I felt compelled to read this book, and share it if it bore out being as good as I assumed it would be.  [….]