With a Book in Our Hands

Eighteen reviewers telling you the good, the bad, and the ugly

With a Book in Our Hands

Eighteen reviewers telling you the good, the bad, and the ugly

Month: October 2021

October 28, 2021

Banksy Completed

Banksy Completed by Carol Diehl Published October 26, 2021by The MIT Press Rating: 5 Stars ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ Genre: Arts & Photography | Nonfiction (Adult) | Politics Description There’s more to Banksy than the painting on the wall: the first in-depth investigation into the mysteries of the world’s most famous living artist. Banksy is the world’s most famous living artist, yet no one […]

October 25, 2021

For the Love of Friends

From the Publisher:
Lily Weiss is her mother’s worst nightmare: thirty-two and single — the horror! She’s also a talented writer but hides behind a boring job at a science foundation. To her friends, she’s reliable and selfless, which is how she winds up a bridesmaid in five weddings in six weeks. Anything for her three best friends and two (younger) siblings, right? Even if her own love life is… well, she’d rather not talk about it. To keep her sanity, Lily needs a safe place to vent.

October 24, 2021

Mango, Mambo, and Murder by Raquel V. Reyes

Raquel Reyes’s Caribbean Kitchen Mystery debut, Mango, Mambo, and Murder, is a delicious, spicy treat. Cuban-American Miriam Quinones-Smith has just moved back to Miami so her white husband can take a new job. Miriam’s excited about being back in Miami as she can reconnect with family, see more of her bestie, Alma. And as a food anthropologist, she needs to figure out her career next steps.

October 23, 2021

Beautiful Country: A Memoir

In Chinese, Mei Guo translates to Beautiful Country, the nickname for the United States; hence the title of this moving memoir. Qian (Julie) was brought to the US in 1994 when she was 7 years old. She paints an excruciating picture of their lives as undocumented persons in New York City in the 1990s.

October 20, 2021

The Death of Jane Lawrence by Caitlin Starling

This is Gothic horror at its beautifully terrifying best. It’s got the creeping unease of Shirley Jackson, the family secrets that unsettle like Rebecca, and the lens of modernity viewing classic tropes and putting new sparkle (or maybe that’s viscera) on them like Mexican Gothic. Intensely creepy and satisfying.

October 19, 2021

Once Upon a Wardrobe

From Patti Callahan, the bestselling author of Becoming Mrs. Lewis, comes another enchanting story that pulls back the curtain on the early life of C. S. Lewis.

“Where did Narnia come from?”

The answer will change everything.

October 17, 2021

The Lighthouse Witches

The Lighthouse Witches by C. J. Cooke Published October 5, 2021by Berkley Rating: 4 Stars ⭐⭐⭐⭐ Genre: Gothic Mystery DESCRIPTION Two sisters go missing on a remote Scottish island. Twenty years later, one is found–but she’s still the same age as when she disappeared. The secrets of witches have reached across the centuries in this chilling Gothic thriller […]

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