REVIEW: THE WITCHES OF NEW YORK

Upon Beatrice’s arrival at the tea shop, she is quickly welcomed by the older women and their pet raven, Perdu. And she is equally quick to realize this will be no ordinary clerking position. Though she is not averse to magic, she has never really given it too much thought before.

ARMCHAIR BEA 16: Giveaway #4

rab this new title from a debut novelist. It’s vintage and deadly — and doesn’t hit shelves until August. Thanks to Leila at Penguin Random House for the title. from the publisher Fiona Davis’s stunning debut novel pulls readers into the lush world of New York City’s glamorous Barbizon Hotel for Women, where in the…

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…

REVIEW: CARELESS PEOPLE by Sarah Churchwell

This is a must-read for any Gatsby enthusiast, English lit student, or lover of the Jazz Age.  Churchwell carefully pieces together very specific events in the Fitzgeralds’ lives and relates them to Scott’s most famous work, The Great Gatsby.  These are not wild hunches or bizarre theories.  She draws from scrapbooks, newspaper clippings, letters from friends,…

REVIEW: THE BAT by Mary Roberts Rinehart

I am so excited to tell people about this book.  It’s witty and campy at the same time.  It belongs firmly in the “B” or pulp category — but deliciously so.  Reminiscent of the smart, slapstick movie Clue, it is just plain fun. Older (but not elderly) Miss Cornelia is of New York blue-blood stock.  She…

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