This book was just okay for me. Generally, most of the books I've read that had that coveted Reese's Book Club sticker on the cover, I have straight up loved, flipping pages long past my bed time, spending way too much daylight reading them. But while the premise of this story intrigued me, the story itself seemed to be just as confused as the one of our heroines, Margot.
Smart writing, relatable situations, and humor define this book about the different types of relationships we have...and the things that really matter in life.
I loved With the Fire On High so much that when I saw this book become available at my library, I jumped on it. I will admit that reading poetry was not something I was looking forward to. I like my poetry to rhyme and this wasn't that, but it had rhythm, and while at first reading the lines could feel a bit choppy, the emotion that the words and rhythm evoked just cut me to the quick.
It's no secret that the atrocities and injustices perpetuated against people of color in our country have long gone unpunished. However, none are more sinister than those perpetuated against the Osage peoples, and in particular one Osage family.
I read The Girl From Widow Hills not too long ago and really enjoyed it. So, after reading the description on this one, I was pretty excited to start it. It definitely did not live up to the hype in my mind.
The Woman in the Window by A.J. FinnPublished by: William MorrowPublish Date: January 2018Genre(s): Fiction, Mystery, Thriller, SuspenseHB&W Rating: 5View on GoodreadsBuy on Amazon: Barnes & Noble, Book Depository Synopsis Anna Fox lives alone, a recluse in her New York City home, unable to venture outside. She spends her day drinking wine (maybe too much), … Continue reading The Woman in the Window – Book Review
Reading this novel was like watching the tumblers on a lock fall into place. It was neatly written, as Byrd laid the foundation and added each additional brick, sequentially working the themes of love and death in to the entire fabric of the story in the most satisfying way. If you enjoy reading WWII lit, I encourage you to pick up a copy of this book.
If I had any doubt about the author's ability to convey such strong emotions and reactions through the format of a short story, that doubt was quelled after the first one, and blown out of the water by the second story.
For fans of The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks and those who have an interest in medical history and/or research, particularly as it relates to the injustice that medical science has perpetuated on the marginalized members of our society, I highly recommend this book.
Wow! I did NOT see that coming! I don't want to brag or anything, but I am usually pretty good at guessing the outcome of stories. But truly, this one took me by surprise...and kept me up late!