The Bedlam Stacks by Natasha Pulley is an imaginative leap back to colonial British and Peruvian times. She brings together believable historical fiction, with just a small element of magic, to once again create a world with just a little extra wonder.
There couldn’t have been a better time to read The Remains of the Day than over New Year’s weekend.
Book Review: The Remains of the Day
Manhattan Beach Book Review
Manhattan Beach by Jennifer Egan follows Anna, a young woman, on her path to self discovery in New York City during WWII. If this sounds similar to the plot of every third book available at your average Barnes and Noble, you’d be fairly astute.
There’s a mob boss, night clubs and champagne, a ‘modern’ friend with loose morals, a strained relationship with a missing father, the unbridled love of New York over every other place on earth and your usual white female empowerment storyline.