Jennifer Bort Yacovissi

The Weight of Ink

By Rachel Kadish - Published 2017


In modern-day London, a cache of mid-17th-century papers is found, apparently untouched for three centuries, in a house under renovation. The Hebrew ...Read Review

Lilli de Jong

By Janet Benton - Published 2017



In her debut novel, Janet Benton believably imagines the speed with which a young woman’s life can change from safe, happy, and ...Read Review

Miss Treadway and the Field of Stars

By Miranda Emmerson - Published 2017



In 1965 London, successful American actress Iolanthe (Lanny) Green walks out of the theatre where she had been starring and disappears. Lanny’s dresser, ...Read Review

The Cutthroat: An Isaac Bell Adventure

By Clive Cussler - By Justin Scott - Published 2017



Pity poor Justin Scott, who’s listed as the co-author of nine of the ten books in Clive Cussler’s Isaac Bell Adventures ...Read Review


By Annie Proulx - Published 2016



What is it that makes Annie Proulx’s voice so compelling, so completely her own? She creates characters and situations and then sits ...Read Review

They Were Like Family to Me

By Helen Maryles Shankman - Published 2016Published 2016-02-02


LiteraryShort Stories

A compelling blend of folktales, magical realism, Nazi barbarity, and family history, They Were Like Family to Me offers a series of interconnected ...Read Review

The Bones of Paradise

By Jonis Agee - Published 2016



This book isn’t sure what it wants to be: gritty western, family saga, murder mystery, coy romance, historical recounting of the massacre ...Read Review

Setting the World on Fire: The Brief, Astonishing Life of St. Catherine of Siena

By Shelley Emling - Published 2016



This is a slender, straightforward recounting of the life of Catherine Benincasa, born in 1347, the 24th of 25 children of a Sienese wool dyer. ...Read Review

Reader, I Married Him

By Tracy Chevalier (ed.) - Published 2016


Short Stories

As anyone with even a passing familiarity with Charlotte Brontë knows, “Reader, I married him,” is the climactic sentence of Brontë’s book ...Read Review

Amour Provence

By Constance Leisure - Published 2016


Amour Provence begs to be read on a warm, sun-drenched patio scented with lavender, surrounded in soft cushions, with a glass of vendange ...Read Review