Category Archives: Modern Literary Fiction

The Little Old Lady Who Broke All the Rules- Catharina Ingelman-Sundberg

(Reviewed by Pat Luboff) If I needed to sum up this book in one word, it would be “delightful!” The setting is a retirement home in Sweden. The main characters are five elderly residents in their 70s and 80s. They … Continue reading

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Saving Phoebe Murrow – Herta Feely

(Reviewed by Ishita RC) Have you ever tried to be or imagined how to be a perfect mother while balancing your career? Well, suburban mother and a D.C. Lawyer Isabel Murrow can tell you how the journey has been so … Continue reading

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Beat the Rain – Nigel Jay Cooper

(Reviewed by JD Jung) “It scarcely seems possible that they’ve settled back into ordinary life…Painful, gut-wrenching normal life, killing them bit by bit as the seconds tick by….Life disappears behind them in a trail of sameness, the lies and unsaid … Continue reading

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Warning Order: A Search and Destroy Thriller – Joshua Hood

(Reviewed by Ishita RC) War on terror has never been more serious or terrifying, when Mason Kane – special ops personnel with a questionable past–finds himself trapped in the middle of a plot that seems to involve intelligent minds from … Continue reading

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Shadowboxing With Bukowski – Darrell Kastin

(Reviewed by JD Jung) “The universe shrank daily around me, the bookstore itself was the center, the black hole, the very bottomless hell that would consume me in the end. ..the bookstore was insatiable, a structure of otherworldly forces. It … Continue reading

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The Memory of Lemon – Judith Fertig

(Reviewed by JD Jung) “My body thrummed with the energy I knew to be vivid intuition… Wanderers. Healers. They had something important to tell me. “ Claire, a pastry chef who also caters weddings, depends on her intuition based on flavors. … Continue reading

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A Fine Imitation – Amber Brock

(Reviewed by JD Jung) “She had sacrificed a friend to save herself, and for what? To be disdained by her husband? To become the queen of meaningless social rituals? To be a good girl but a bad person?” Vera Longacre … Continue reading

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United States of Japan – Peter Tieryas

(Reviewed by Don Jung) Just image…what if the Axis powers defeated the Allies in WWII and Japan took over the western United States? This curious twist on history is what Peter Tieryas writes about in his novel, United States of Japan. … Continue reading

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Reader for Hire – Raymond Jean , (Translated from the French by Adriana Hunter)

(Reviewed by JD Jung) “I was absolutely right to accept and harden my heart. A model reader should be a perfectly neutral and biddable instrument. Purely a tool. Purely a voice. Purely transparent. That may well be her limitation, but … Continue reading

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The Midnight Watch: A Novel of the Titanic and the Californian – David Dyer

(Reviewed by Ishita RC) The midnight watch: a time of loneliness, demons and trances. The Titanic has been mentioned as one of the greatest man-made tragedies. While the movie has combined a tragedy with a love story , I found … Continue reading

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