3 Novels I Enjoyed This Summer – Unwind, The Spear, Hero for the People

3 novels I loved reading this summer

Summer’s a great time to read novels and this summer, between June and August, I got in a double-digit number of them. Here are three that I especially enjoyed and haven’t already told you about (aside from the snapshots I give each week in my Book Talk posts). Unwind, by Neal Shusterman (Simon & Schuster, [Read More...]

A Hero for the People: Stories of the Brazilian Backlands


A Hero for the People: Stories of the Brazilian Backlands, by Arthur Powers, is a book I stumbled upon. I didn’t expect it to be good, much less at the “write to the author and ask for an interview” level. I didn’t expect much from it. I found myself, about a third of the way [Read More...]

A Land Without Sin


I didn’t expect to read A Land Without Sin in a weekend, so be warned. This is a well-crafted and very compelling novel. The storyline is pretty basic, when I think about it: main character Eva is trying to find her missing brother Stefan. It involves a journey through Central America, some flirting with politics at [Read More...]