Book reviews and more from Charlotte's favorite independent booksellers

Daniel Wallace’s The Kings and Queens of Roam

From Demi: Daniel Wallace has done it again! In The Kings and Queens of Roam, he’s created another lush, gorgeous universe, contained ni a teeny-tiny town. Spanning generations, these masterfully … Continue reading

September 25, 2013 · Leave a comment

Benjamin Percy’s Red Moon

From Brian: Want to read a high-concept supernatural thriller about a race of marginalized lycans? Read this. Red Room is a great story with great characters, and, of course, with … Continue reading

September 5, 2013 · Leave a comment

Joyce Carol Oates’ The Accursed

From Rachel: An intricate tale of Princeton in the early 1900s, The Accursed was a rewarding (if not easy) read, haunting at times, with the right balance of narrative and … Continue reading

September 1, 2013 · Leave a comment

Anton diScalafani’s The Yonahlossee Riding School for Girls

From Sally: Loved this wonderful, atmospheric coming-of-age novel set in Blowing Rock at the approach of the Depression. Find out for yourself why 15-year-old Thea has been sent from the … Continue reading

August 28, 2013 · Leave a comment

Rachel Kushner’s The Flamethrowers

From Brian: Motorcycles, Art, 1970s New York City, Peasant Uprising… If Rachel Kushner wrote insurance policies I would read them. She is that good.

August 26, 2013 · Leave a comment

Jojo Moyes’ The Girl You Left Behind

From Trudy: I absolutely loved The Girl You Left Behind. Living in France during WWI and uncertain of her husband’s fate, Sophie struggles with serving dinner to all the German … Continue reading

August 24, 2013 · Leave a comment

You Are One of Them by Elliott Holt

From Brian: This first novel has pretty much anything you could ask for: friendship, loss, paranoid parents, wry humor, Cold War intrigue, regular intrigue..etc. And of course, the writing is … Continue reading

June 17, 2013 · Leave a comment

Therese Anne Fowler’s Z: A Novel of Zelda Fitzgerald

From Rachel: Concentrating on the early days of the Fitzgeralds, Z reveals the golden years of their marriage. A great novel for Zelda-lovers and Fitzgerald-newbies alike! Get your copy here!

May 9, 2013 · Leave a comment

Ruth Ozeki’s A Tale for the Time Being

From Sally: Ruth Ozeki is one of my favorite authors and I was overjoyed when her latest & finest novel, A Tale for the Time Being, was published. This exquisite … Continue reading

May 1, 2013 · Leave a comment
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