The Madwoman Upstairs, Catherine Lowell

The Madwoman Upstairs is a contemporary adventure/mystery about a young woman who is beginning her studies in literature in Oxford. As the last descendant of Patrick Brontë, Samantha Whipple is hounded by the media about her father's mysterious death (by fire) and the myth of the Brontë inheritance. When the Brontë books from her father's … Continue reading The Madwoman Upstairs, Catherine Lowell

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Thoughts on The View from the Cheap Seats, by Neil Gaiman

Neil Gaiman is one of those authors whose fiction has a distinct style. You can point to something he wrote and say with confidence, Neil Gaiman wrote that. It's in the names he chooses, the subjects he writes about, the stories he weaves, and the language he uses as the strands to do so. After … Continue reading Thoughts on The View from the Cheap Seats, by Neil Gaiman

The Readers of Broken Wheel Recommend, by Katarina Bivald

One of my favorite books of all time is The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society. After I recommended that book to a friend (she loved it too), she told me she'd heard of a book often compared to it called The Readers of Broken Wheel Recommend. Odd title, I thought, and immediately it … Continue reading The Readers of Broken Wheel Recommend, by Katarina Bivald