Friday, April 12, 2013

Book Review Friday: Kathy Buckworth, Tracy Beckerman, Mandy DeGeit and more

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Julie Harrison of the blog coffee with Julie ... reviews I Am So The Boss of You, as well as talking with author Kathy Buckworth.  With tongue in cheek, the book imagines a world where corporate policies are implemented at home, and where Mom is the undisputed boss.

Domestique Manger, meanwhile, speaks with Tracy Beckerman, author of Lost in Suburbia: A Momoir: How I Got Pregnant, Lost Myself, and Got My Cool Back in the New Jersey Suburbs.


The Bookworm writes about Lie Down in Darkness by William Styron. "That last word (darkness) certainly spells out the tone of the novel," says the post.  "It’s a traditional Southern tragedy involving the Loftis family.  It’s no (sic) much the story of a dysfunctional family as it is a broken family."  The book is being turned into a movie, the post adds.

Ottawa-based writer Mandy DeGeit has a guest post as one of the authors in the recently released anthology 50 Shades Of Decay that was put out by Angelic Knight Press.

If you are looking for other fiction recommendations, Maria from I Believe in Story lists eight novels that cheer her up, and eight other books that are set in Europe.

Young Adult Novels

Kelsey's Cluttered Bookshelf highlights Arrow of the Mist by Christina Mercer, a fantasy novel that was released in March.  The story tells the story of Lia, 15, who along with three other travel to the forbidden land of Brume to find a cure for a barbed root that is poisoning woodsmen.

Pingwing's Bookshelf reviews Unremembered by Jessica Brody, which tells the story of a teenage girl who miraculously survives a plane crash, but who has no memories of her life before the accident.  Even stranger,  she is not on the passenger list, nor can her DNA or fingerprints be found in any database.

A Glass of Wine reviews Reconstructing Amelia by Kimberly McCreight, a debut novel about a single mother who reconstructs the last days of her teenage daughter's life.

Other reviews on the local blogosphere include Lost at Midnight Reviews look at Nameless by Lili St. Crow, and Glass of Wine's post on Jane Austen Goes To Hollywood by Abby McDonald.


April is poetry month, and to celebrate Kids in the Capital recommend a series of poetry books for children that are available at the Ottawa Public Library.  Amanda Earl has a series of recommendations for spring poetry, while the Ottawa poetry newsletter discusses the recent poetry collections Scientia by Jordan Abel and Other Brief Discourses by Abby Paige, both of which were published this year by above/ground press.

Short Stories

Finally, I Believe in Story recommends the shorty story collection The Bloody Chamber by Angela Carter, which was published in 1979.

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