What reviewers say about Little Island:
"Little Island is a hidden gem, a diamond in the rough, with all the potential to top the bestseller lists." (Chronicles)
"This is the perfect book for those who love Jodi Picoult, Kristin Hannah and Elin Hilderbrand." (Literally Jen)
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The Forgers, by Bradford Morrow. Those who like their murder mysteries soft-boiled and with a literary bent will love The Forgers. Devotees of Arthur Conan Doyle will especially appreciate Bradford Morrow’s exploration of the seamy underbelly of the rare book world. What? You didn’t know the rare book world had a seamy underbelly? Consider the opening line of The Forgers: “They never found his hands." Click here to read the rest of my review on The New York Journal of Books.
Butterflies in November, by Audour Ava Olafsdott. Part magical realism, part dystopian warning about global waring, and part beguiling road trip, packaged as a coming of age story about a woman in her early thirties, who is dumped by her husband and lover on the same day, and then wins forty-four million kronur in the Icelandic lottery. She sets off on a late summer holiday... in November, with a a deaf-mute four year old as her traveling companion.
Claire of the Sea Light, by Edwidge Danticat. "...a beautifully rendered portrait of longing in the small fishing town of Ville Rose in Haiti."
The Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie,
by Alan Bradley. Everything you want in a murder mystery: a 1950s setting, a crumbling Victorian manor, sparring sisters, magic, stamp collecting, and a murder in the cucumber patch. All narrated by precocious eleven-year old sleuth, Flavia de Luce, who has a prediliction for poison.
Gracefully Grayson, by Ami Polonsky. Grayson Sender has been holding onto a secret for what seems like forever: "he" is a girl on the inside, stuck in a boy's body. Sharing this secret could mean facing ridicule, scorn, rejection, or worse. What will happen if Grayson steps into the spotlight she was born to inhabit? Click here to read my review.
Station Eleven, by Emily St. John Mandel. "An audacious, darkly glittering novel set in the eerie days of civilization’s collapse, Station Eleven tells the spellbinding story of a Hollywood star, his would-be savior, and a nomadic group of actors roaming the scattered outposts of the Great Lakes region, risking everything for art and humanity." Read my review on the New York Journal of Books.
Praise for Little Island
“Acutely rendered details of a beloved natural landscape and
[a] wise understanding of complex human hearts. The tale is
touched with heartbreak but leavened with humor.”
— Reeve Lindbergh, author of Under a Wing and Forward From Here
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