Award Winning / Carol / Historical Fiction / Mystery

A Decline in Prophets by Sulari Gentill

This second entry in Gentill’s Rowland Sinclair mystery series fulfilled my fervent wish after reading the first: let the next book be as good! So it has and so am I happy. A Decline in Prophets finds Rowly and his Bohemian coterie of sculptress Edna Higgins, poet Milton Isaacs, and artist Clyde Watson aboard the … Continue reading

Award Winning / Bartlett Reads / Book Club Books / Carol / Friday Afternoon / Literary Fiction

On Rereading

For true bibliomaniacs, “So many books, so little time,” is not a catch-phrase, but rather a cry of agony. That being said, why would anyone choose to reread a title (classics notwithstanding) when so many undiscovered gems are awaiting us? In the library world sometimes it is required and that is how I found myself … Continue reading

Award Winning / Lisa / Literary Fiction

Americanah by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

Americanah opens with Ifemelu, living near the Princeton campus, planning to return to Nigeria. Over in Nigeria there is Obinze, Ifemelu’s high school and college boyfriend, who is currently married and doing quite well for himself. The story jumps back and forth between Ifemelu’s and Obinze’s present to their past stories, showing how they ended … Continue reading