PositiveLibrary JournalA riveting debut with rich characterization, scenic setting, and sharp insights on relationships, class, and one Asian American woman’s experience.
PositiveLibrary JournalShocking ending ... Kapelke-Dale (The Ballerinas) crafts a twisted suspenseful tale of expectations and identity, of love and vengeance, that will leave readers breathless.
RaveLibrary JournalDual timelines seamlessly connect the lives of two women at New York’s Frick Collection ... Davis adeptly interweaves two compelling story lines to shine a light on another NYC landmark (after novels set in the Chelsea Hotel and the New York Public Library). This is historical fiction at its best, with well-developed characters, detail, art history, and mystery.
RaveLibrary Journal... [an] enlightening novel of logic and imagination, faith, and reason ... This enchanting novel of faith and hope is a must-read for fans of C. S. Lewis. Readers will be eager to return to the world of The Chronicles of Narnia, with new insights.
RaveLibrary JournalMargot is wonderfully portrayed as a young girl teetering on the brink of adulthood ... This thoughtful and beautifully written first novel perfectly portrays the inner life of a teen as she navigates the path to adulthood. It’s hard to put down and highly recommended for readers who love coming-of-age stories.
PositiveLibrary JournalRowley\'s second novel...is an insightful look into the world of publishing and the relationships we forge at work and at home. His imagining of the everyday life of the very private Jacqueline Onassis will appeal to readers who admire the former First Lady.
RaveLibrary JournalStellar ... offers fable-like gems capturing lives hurt and heroic, damaging and enduring ... At a low point, Blind Estrelinho \'remained on the side of the road, like a balled-up handkerchief soaked with sadness,\' and such language stuns throughout. A woman deserted by her husband, a problem child rushing to rescue her father―these are some of Couto\'s poignant stories ... Highly recommended.
Marc Levy, Trans. by Daniel Wasserman
PositiveLibrary JournalChapters set in Baltimore in 1980 flesh out the story of these Beatles-loving women [the protagonists\' mothers] and the tragedy that tore them apart ... Levy...demonstrates once again why he is the world\'s most-read French contemporary author in this intriguing tale of mystery and family secrets.
RaveLibrary JournalDavis...has written another paean to a New York City landmark. Historical fiction fans will love the compelling dual narrators and time periods perfectly captured in this novel based on the history of one of the busiest transportation hubs in the world.