Book Review: Lucid (Kristy Fairlamb, 2019)

A unique take on the time travel genre. In this one, the protagonist (Lucy) is haunted by nightmares on the night immediately following when she hears of a tragedy on the radio or sees a news story on TV that involves the loss of life. On that night, she dreams of the tragedy as it … Continue reading Book Review: Lucid (Kristy Fairlamb, 2019)

Book Review: The Garden (Jon Gordon, 2020)

I've read a lot of great books, but I don't know that I've ever read a more timely book than this one. I might alternately title this, "A Handbook for Getting Through 2020."Set in a neighborhood backyard, this story follows the conversations of high school twins Jay and Kay as they meet with their friend … Continue reading Book Review: The Garden (Jon Gordon, 2020)

Book Review: The Bookshop of the Broken Hearted (Robert Hillman, 2019)

Great title and cover. Depressing plot and sleepy characters. The story takes place in 1960s Australia and centers around Tom Hope, a farmer named appropriately for his optimism. Yet, that is all Tom really has. His first wife leaves him, comes back pregnant, delivers a child named Peter, leaves for good a couple of years … Continue reading Book Review: The Bookshop of the Broken Hearted (Robert Hillman, 2019)

Book Review: Forever Friday (Timothy Lewis, 2013)

Early in the book, this story had elements reminiscent of the famous scene from Frank Capra's "It's a Wonderful Life," specifically the dialogue between George Bailey and Mary Hatch as they walked home from the dance after they had fallen into the swimming pool as it opened up beneath the basketball court. That walk home … Continue reading Book Review: Forever Friday (Timothy Lewis, 2013)