Karen / Literary Fiction / Mainstream Fiction / Women's Fiction / Young Adult

Faithful by Alice Hoffman

It is a difficult to determine if Alice Hoffman’s newest novel, Faithful, is a teen novel with an adult theme or an adult novel that feels like a teen read. When the novel begins, the main character, Shelby Richmond, is a typical teen that has just had her life completely upended when tragedy strikes. This … 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

Books-to-Movies / John / Literary Fiction / Romance

The Price of Salt by Patricia Highsmith

Patricia Higsmith’s The Price of Salt was the famed suspense writer’s second novel after Strangers on a Train. Due to its realistic and non-judgmental portrayal of a lesbian relationship, Highsmith first put the novel out under the pseudonym Claire Morgan. Only years later was it revealed that Highsmith was the book’s author. The two main … Continue reading