Jack of spades

Jack of spades : a tale of suspense / Joyce Carol Oates

This is a taut psychological thriller about Andrew J. Rush, a successful mystery writer who writes a second line of books under a pseudonym, Jack of Spades.  His own books are gentlemanly, non-violent, respectful of women and children, but his pseudonymous books are violent, masochistic, and misogynous.   After a loony old lady accuses him publicly […]

shadow of the wind

The shadow of the wind / Carlos Ruiz Zafón

In this first book in the Cemetery of Forgotten Books series, Daniel Sempere is followed through two decades of his life in the Barcelona of the 40s and 50s, starting from the moment he discovers the book Shadow of the Wind by Julian Carax. He becomes instantly enamored with the book and, in his hunt […]

flight behavior

Flight Behavior / Barbara Kingsolver

Dellarobia Turnbow lives in the rural hamlet of Feathertown, Tennessee, with her husband, Cub, and their two young children, Preston and Cordelia. When she spots an incredible assemblage of monarch butterflies on a nearby mountain, she knows she’s seen something special. The locals think she witnessed a miracle, and the incident is soon picked up […]