contemporary fiction

I Know This Much Is True by Wally Lamb was recommended to me a while back, as you’ll see in a moment. It’s the second book I’ve read for the 2014 TRB Pile Challenge. (Black Swan Green by David Mitchell, which was phenomenal, was the first.) About the Book: Dominick Birdsey has a lot going […]


I received a copy of The Good Braider by Terry Farish for review through the LibraryThing Early Reviewers program. About the Book: We first glimpse Viola, just briefly, in the United States. We know she’s safe and doing her best to fit her Sudanese self into her new American life. Then we’re plunged into Viola’s […]


About the Book: Louis “Lucy” Lynch has loved his small-town life for the whole 60-year span he’s been living it. He’s been married to Sarah, his high school sweetheart, for two thirds of it. They’re about to take a trip to Italy when the book begins, leaving their small collection of convenience stores in the […]


It’s possible Cloud Atlas by David Mitchell is my favorite book of all time. I’ve been meaning to read something else by him ever since I finished Cloud Atlas, which is how Black Swan Green ended up on my TBR Pile Challenge list. It’s the first book I’ve read for the challenge. About the Book: Black Swan Green is the […]


Thoughts on “Understudies” by Ravi Mangla

by Erin on January 15, 2014

I received a copy of Understudies from the author in exchange for an honest review. About the Book: Understudies is one of those books that’s tough to describe. After several vain attempts to do so, I gave up and checked Outpost19′s website. I was glad to find the following there, which sums up Understudies better than I can: […]