Review: “The Typewriter’s Tale” by Michiel Heyns (DNF)

"The Typewriter's Tale" by Michiel Heyns 288 pages (Kindle edition), St. Martin's Press Published Feb. 28, 2017 (originally published in 2005 by Jonathan Ball Publishers) ISBN13: 9781250119001 “Live all you can; it’s a mistake not to.” This is the maxim of celebrated author Henry James and one which his typist Frieda Wroth tries to live … Continue reading Review: “The Typewriter’s Tale” by Michiel Heyns (DNF)

Review: “In the Shadow of Lakecrest” by Elizabeth Blackwell

"In the Shadow of Lakecrest" by Elizabeth Blackwell 282 pages, Lake Union Publishing Published Feb. 1, 2017 ISBN: 1503941841 Looking to escape from a life of poverty and hardship, Kate Moore hastily marries wealthy medical company heir Matthew Lemont on the threshold of the Great Depression. When he brings her home to meet his ice … Continue reading Review: “In the Shadow of Lakecrest” by Elizabeth Blackwell

Author Mindy Mejia demonstrates new dance move, discusses “grip-lit”

Yesterday afternoon, I traveled with three fellow Book Swap pals to Prairie Lights Bookstore in Iowa City, where we attended a reading and signing by "Everything You Want Me to Be" author Mindy Mejia. First off, I wanna say that Mindy is hilarious. She told us how, while making breakfast for her two young children … Continue reading Author Mindy Mejia demonstrates new dance move, discusses “grip-lit”

Review: “The Wife, the Maid and the Mistress” by Ariel Lawhon

"The Wife, the Maid and the Mistress" by Ariel Lawhon 304 pages, Doubleday Published Jan. 14, 2014 ISBN: 038553762X "Everything in this city is based on favors. In one way or another." So says Stella Crater, wife of New York Supreme Court Judge Joseph Crater, in "The Wife, the Maid and the Mistress." On Aug. 6, … Continue reading Review: “The Wife, the Maid and the Mistress” by Ariel Lawhon