PositiveThe New York Journal of BooksA true bildungsroman, The Last Book Party weaves a tale of mistakes, ambition, secrecy and coming to terms with the fact that life will unfold in its own way, in its own time. Karen Dukess draws the world of the New York literary scene in the 1980s—and the landscape its players inhabit—so vividly that readers will imagine they have experienced every glittering moment right along with Eve.
PositiveNew York Journal of Books...thoroughly researched and thrillingly plotted ... Where history has been less than kind to Abraham Lincoln’s widow, Bayard opens a new page on her life ... Filled with rich historical detail and compulsively readable ... Fans of historical fiction will be up late into the night to uncover the next chapter of this fascinating time in history.
Lynda Cohen Loigman
PositiveNew York Journal of Books\"A fast-paced and beautifully written tale, Lynda Cohen Loigman’s latest brilliantly portrays tragedy, triumph and the complicated nature of family. The Wartime Sisters shows that the personal wars in life can sometimes mirror the larger ones playing out all around us—and that the bond of sisters, no matter how fraught with turmoil, can never truly be broken.\
RaveThe New York Journal of BooksThe Lost Girls of Camp Forevermore is a stark portrait of what humans are capable of, of what they will do when faced with the prospect of death or survival. In an even larger way, this is a story that proves how one incident, something simple and shockingly short in comparison to a lifetime, can shape a life indefinitely. Anyone who enjoys literary or psychological fiction won’t be able to put this whip smart novel down.