Author Archives: Ms K

August 11

Outline by Rachel Cusk

How is it that I have never read this book before?  Or worse still, how is it that I hadn’t even heard of Rachel Cusk? Thankfully, this situation has been remedied and I am now in possession of the trilogy in which Outline is number one ( & I am happy to report I am […]

August 08

Clock Dance by Anne Tyler

Anne Tyler and I started off as friends with A Spool of Blue Thread.  Then, sadly, we weren’t friends any longer because of Vinegar Girl, BUT – hold the phone Joan –  I am happy to report our friendship is restored courtesy of Tyler’s latest, Clock Dance. This one I loved and read it in what felt […]

July 25

The Ninth Hour by Alice McDermott

When Alice McDermott writes, you don’t just read her words, you see and feel them. Her style is so delicate and intricate but so everyday and familiar.  Somehow you simply settle into her character’s lives as though they were your own.  I don’t know how she does this but if I ever choose to have […]

June 21

The Female Persuasion by Meg Wolitzer

I chose this book in 10 seconds and read it in what felt like 10 minutes.  It was just that good. It’s not what you may think by the title.  The Female Persuasion is a novel about the relationships of our main character Greer Kadinsky,  a disgruntled and shy student feeling lost at a sub-par […]

June 13

The Tattooist of Auschwitz by Heather Morris

This is the story of Lale Sokolov, the Auschwitz-Birkenau tattooist and the woman he loved. It is one of the most powerful books I have read for a really long time and it sounds stupid to say I loved it because how can you love a soul destroying story like the title suggests?  But I […]

June 06

Melt by Lisa Walker

You may remember author Lisa Walker from my previous review of her title  Arkie’s Pilgrimage to the Next Big Thing.  It was a lovely ride, full of whimsy.   Lisa is unafraid of big, outside-the-box ideas and she can make the crazy seem real. To top it all off she is funny and witty and good […]

April 19

Force of Nature by Jane Harper

This is the second book by Jane Harper I have read in the past six months. I was going to put a bit more time between reads but I just couldn’t help myself.  I loved Harper’s first novel,  The Dry, and I’m very happy to report I burned through this one like a raging fever […]