Book Review: A Sudden Light by Garth Stein 

Synopsis: Trevor Riddell recounts the summer of 1990, when he was 14 and wanted to save his parents’ marriage. After his parents decide on a trial separation, Trevor and his father, Jones, venture to his father’s family mansion, Riddell House. Jones is hoping to join forces with his sister, Serena, in an attempt to convince…

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Book Review: The String Diaries by Stephen Lloyd Jones

Synopsis: In 1873, after a humiliating rejection by an upper class attendee at a palace masked ball for those with special powers, the “hosszú életek’,” Balazs Lukacs ventures into the city and is rejected by another woman. Furious, Lukacs doles out his own brand of vengenance and thus becomes disowned by his royal family and…

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Laura McHugh: The Weight of Blood

Lucy Dane has always been considered an outsider in the small Ozark mountain town of Henbane. Looked upon as the child of a mystical woman who came to town years ago, never fit in, and disappeared, Lucy has carried the weight of not knowing and not belonging her whole life. The question of what happened…