Fantasy · Historical Fiction · Magical Realism

The Haunting of Tram Car 015

I’d checked this one out of the library a few months ago and never got around to it before another hold got placed on it, so I had to bring it back. But then I saw that Clark is apparently coming out with a full novel set in this same world and it gave me… Continue reading The Haunting of Tram Car 015

Historical Fiction

How the One-Armed Sister Sweeps Her House

A few months into working at my local library, I found the stash of ARCs we’ve been sent that are “free to a good [employee’s] home” and it’s been hard to not grab them all and run, honestly. I try to be judicious about what I take, so that there are options left for other… Continue reading How the One-Armed Sister Sweeps Her House

Historical Fiction · Young Adult

Between Shades of Gray

This is the book we voted on for March in my long-distance book club. Honestly, I have had it on my shelf for years, meaning to read it, so this is awesome. I originally was interested in it because I'd read that it was by an author of Lithuanian descent, writing about the Lithuanian experience under Russian and/or German (depending… Continue reading Between Shades of Gray

Contemporary Literature · Historical Fiction · Magical Realism

The Thirty Names of Night

I read Joukhadar's first novel, The Map of Salt and Stars, a few years ago and LOVED IT. It made my Top Ten Reads of 2019 list, actually. So, I was freaking PSYCHED to see his second novel get published. And, this cover is gorgeous. That's about all I have to say about this "I knew… Continue reading The Thirty Names of Night

Contemporary Literature · Historical Fiction

The Vanishing Half

I read The Mothers a few years ago and generally enjoyed and was impressed by the debut. Bennett did a wonderful job writing real, flawed, “regular people” characters in a genuine and interesting way. So, I definitely knew that I’d look into whatever she wrote next. And then The Vanishing Half came out this past… Continue reading The Vanishing Half