White Bodies by Jane Robins

Posted September 21, 2017 by Taryn in Reviews / 0 Comments
White Bodies by Jane Robins

Callie usually only visits her twin sister Tilda once a month, but Tilda has been inviting her over more often since she started getting serious with her new boyfriend Felix. Callie is thrilled to be included in her sister’s life. At first she finds Felix beguiling, but she begins to see signs that he’s abusive […]

After the Bloom by Leslie Shimotakahara

Posted September 10, 2017 by Taryn in Reviews / 0 Comments
After the Bloom by Leslie Shimotakahara

What good could come of knowing you’d fallen out of time, your whole life seized away from you? Toronto, Canada in the 1980s: Three days have passed since anyone has seen Lily. She has always been prone to wandering off, but she usually returns within a few hours. She has never been missing for this […]

Stay with Me by Ayobami Adebayo

Posted August 24, 2017 by Taryn in Reviews / 2 Comments
Stay with Me by Ayobami Adebayo

There are things even love can’t do. Before I got married, I believed love could do anything. … If the burden is too much and stays too long, even love bends, cracks, comes close to breaking and sometimes does break. But even when it’s in a thousand pieces around your feet, that doesn’t mean it’s […]

In This Moment by Karma Brown

Posted August 22, 2017 by Taryn in Reviews / 0 Comments
In This Moment by Karma Brown

With one wave of a hand, everything changes. Meg is picking up her daughter Audrey from school, just like any other weekday afternoon. She sees her daughter’s friend Jack waiting to cross the road, so she stops and signals to him that it’s okay to cross. As the teen makes his way to the next curb, he […]

The History of Bees by Maja Lunde

Posted August 21, 2017 by Taryn in Reviews / 0 Comments
The History of Bees by Maja Lunde

Without bees, the flowers were just flowers, not blueberries, not bread and butter. The three protagonists are multiple generations apart, but their lives are all linked by the fate of bees: • Sichuan, China in 2098: Pollinating insects completely disappeared from Earth over half a century before, so humans have assumed the bees’ job. In order […]

The Wanderers by Meg Howrey

Posted August 17, 2017 by Taryn in Reviews / 2 Comments
The Wanderers by Meg Howrey

Three astronauts embark on a seventeen-month training simulation in preparation for a real trip to Mars. During the hyper-realistic simulation, Prime Space will be studying the astronauts’ behavior and monitoring their communications with their families to see how they hold up on such a long mission. The goal is “not asking them to deal with […]

The Leavers by Lisa Ko

Posted August 10, 2017 by Taryn in Reviews / 0 Comments
The Leavers by Lisa Ko

“I promise I’ll never leave you.” Deming Guo/Daniel Wilkinson has never had much stability in his life. He was born in New York to an undocumented Chinese immigrant, but was sent to live with family in China when he was only one year old. He was sent back to New York to live with his […]

The Education of a Coroner by John Bateson

Posted August 4, 2017 by Taryn in Reviews / 0 Comments
The Education of a Coroner by John Bateson

Coroners deal with death, but their purpose is to find answers for the living. Ken Holmes’s career at the Marin County coroner’s office spanned nearly forty years. He started out as a licensed embalmer at a funeral home, which led to him becoming a death investigator for the county. During the last twelve years of […]