LitStack Review: A Daughter of No Nation by A. M. Dellamonica

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A Daughter of No Nation A. M. Dellamonica Tor Books Release Date:  December 1, 2015 ISBN 978-0-7653-3450-3 A follow-up to her 2014 novel, Child of a Hidden Sea, author A. M. Dellamonica returns us to realm of Stormwrack to continue the story of Sophie Hansa, a young woman from modern day San Francisco who learns [….]

LitStack Review: Of Noble Family by Mary Robinette Kowal

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Of Noble Family Mary Robinette Kowal Tor Books Release Date:  April 28, 2015 ISBN 978-0-7653-7836-1 PLEASE NOTE:  This review, by necessity, contains spoilers for the first four books in The Glamourist Histories series. * * * * * It’s been almost six years since the first volume in Mary Robinette Kowal’s lovely The Glamourist Histories series, Shades [….]

LitStack Review: ‘The Invention of Wings’ by Sue Monk Kidd

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The Invention of Wings Sue Monk Kidd Viking First Edition:  January 7, 2014 ISBN 978-0-670-02478-0 Sarah Grimké, who is the main character in The Invention of Wings, was a very real person.   Born in 1792, she was the second eldest daughter (from a family of 14!) of a wealthy plantation owner in South Carolina.  She [….]

LitStack Review: The House Girl by Tara Conklin

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The House Girl Tara Conklin HarperCollins Publishers First Edition: February 12, 2013 ISBN 978-0-06-220739-5 Mister hit Josephine with the palm of his hand across her left cheek and it was then she knew she would run.  She heard the whistle of the blow, felt the sting of skin against skin, her head spun and she [….]

Celebrating Black History Month: LitStack Review – Freeman by Leonard Pitts Jr.

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Freeman Leonard Pitts Jr. Agate Bolden ISBN-10: 1932841644 — ♦ — With the movie “Django Unchained” sparking so much debate in America about the “real” lives of slaves, I found Leonard Pitts Jr.’s novel Freeman to actually be a perfect companion to the movie, minus the extreme violence that Tarantino is known for.  The main [….]