Fox’s Earth by Anne Rivers Siddons

Fox’s Earth, Anne Rivers Siddons, 1981 My favorite quote: “Not even an errant spectre of the South’s splendid, sad and silly Civil War walks the matted earth here …” That’s just one of many, many great lines in Fox’s Earth. It’s Anne Rivers Siddons, though, so you can always expect some great stuff Most interestingContinue reading “Fox’s Earth by Anne Rivers Siddons”

The Five: The Untold Lives of the Women Killed by Jack the Ripper by Hallie Rubenhold

The Five: The Untold Lives of the Women Killed by Jack the Ripper, Hallie Rubenhold, 2019 My favorite quote: “If the Whitechapel murders served to expose anything, it was the unspeakably horrendous conditions in which the poor of that district lived.” Most interesting characters: Mary Ann “Polly” Nichols, the blacksmith’s daughter; Annie Chapman, wife andContinue reading “The Five: The Untold Lives of the Women Killed by Jack the Ripper by Hallie Rubenhold”

Bunnicula Strikes Again! by James Howe

Bunnicula Strikes Again, James Howe, 1999 My favorite quote: “Some of my readers have written expressing their concern about the potentially detrimental effects of chocolate on dogs, to which I can only say that while it is true some dogs have been known to become ill from eating chocolate, others have not. Luckily, I fallContinue reading “Bunnicula Strikes Again! by James Howe”

White Oleander by Janet Fitch

White Oleander, Janet Fitch, 1999 My favorite quote: “The phoenix must burn to emerge.” Notable characters: Astrid Magnussen, a foster child trying to find herself as she makes her way through several foster homes; Ingrid, Astrid’s mother — a brilliant poet who’s been imprisoned for murder Most memorable scene: What Ingrid does to her boyfriend,Continue reading “White Oleander by Janet Fitch”

Midnight Cowboy by James Leo Herlihy

Midnight Cowboy, James Leo Herlihy, 1965 My favorite quote: “Her voice went soft and sweet: it seemed to be luring some small child into a gas chamber with promises of candy.” Notable characters: Joe Buck, the cowboy; Ratso Rizzo, the con-man Most memorable scene: The bus ride to Miami, of course. Let it never beContinue reading “Midnight Cowboy by James Leo Herlihy”

A Review, a Release, and a Reminder

Good evening, Cross Talkers, Trisha at Delisha’s Place recently did a review for Beautiful Monster. Read it here: and be sure to give this very sweet lady a follow. If you love all things words, books, and more words, you’ll dig her. I promise. Also, the project I’ve been working on with Tamara Thorne isContinue reading “A Review, a Release, and a Reminder”