Posts filed under: Book Review

BOOK REVIEW: They deserved to be remembered: Upon Us Rests the Burden

Mel Huff | Contributor Dan Cole is well known in Charlotte. During his working years, he carried the mail in town. In retirement, he has acquired another identity: author. Upon...

Book Review: To the Bright Edge of the World, by Eowyn Ivey

By interweaving reality with spirituality, Ivey has also written a story of undiscovered realms beyond human knowledge. Her descriptions of the Alaskan landscape—its glaciers, rivers and mountains—are elegaic and breathtaking....

Book Review: The Bad-Ass Librarians of Timbuktu by Joshua Hammer

Timbuktu was founded in the 11th century on a tributary of the Niger River. By the 14th century, it had become a thriving metropolis and trading center. During the 15th...

Book Review: When Breath Becomes Air by Paul Kalanithi

Cancer took Paul Kanalithi’s life at age 37 but not before the neurosurgeon was able to write most of his memoir, When Breath Becomes Air. ...

Book Review: Elephant Company, by Vicki Croke

Read all about it! See what Georgie Edwards has to say about this New York Times Bestseller...

Book Review: Boys in the Trees: A Memoir, by Carly Simon

It is hard to imagine that Carly Simon, a multiple award-winning singer and songwriter, grappled with performance anxiety, low self-esteem and depression for much of her life. Voted the music...

Book Review: The Improbability of Love

Few authors were better poised to write a satire about the art world than Hannah Rothschild....

Book Review: The Martian

By Georgia Edwards | Contributor Little did Andy Weir know that the sci-fi serial he published on his website in 2011 would morph into the phenomenon it is today. ...

Book review: Poldark

Graham’s inspiring tale is set on the windswept Cornish coast in late 18th century England. Captain Ross Poldark returns to Cornwall after three years of fighting in the American Revolutionary...

Book Review – The Marriage of Opposites

Alice Hoffman’s latest novel is set in the 1800s on the Caribbean island of St. Thomas. In this idyllic paradise, the reader will meet Rachel Pomie Petit Pizzarro, the strong-willed...

A list of summer reads

The Vacationers, by Emma Straub Emma Straub’s newest novel has a New York couple, their daughter and friends jetting off to the Spanish island of Mallorca for a much-anticipated holiday. To...