BOOKS: for May

Bees are buzzing. Wildflowers are blooming. For every reader there is a meadow somewhere waiting for a blanket and a good book. Here are some new and recent releases for the front porch swing or the secret treehouse. THE SWAN GONDOLA by Timothy Schaffert For those looking for unlikely romance and adventure, consider this novel set…

ACCENT: THE IMPOSSIBLE LIVES OF GRETA WELLS

This unusual book questions the reality of time and place, and our ability to ever really know what is real. It is told from the point of view of Greta Wells, the surviving twin of a brother who died too young. Part of her attempt to recover from her depression is to undergo convulsive shock…

REVIEW: THE ACCURSED by Joyce Carol Oates

Joyce Carol Oates is often heralded as the Queen of American Gothic, at least of modern day writers.  Recently she has focused her efforts on short stories and editing collections of others’ short stories.  This offering is a hefty novel that she began working on nearly 30 years ago while living near Princeton, NJ. Set…

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