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2015 – My Year in Books

Does it make sense to talk about books of the year with a whole month to go?  It does in my case because I’ve moved onto next year’s releases in the search for my Hot Picks 2016 selection.  2015 has been very busy for me with a lot of time I’d normally spend reading devoted to … Continue reading

Writers on Location – Christopher Bollen on Long Island

I’m sure you know the immense satisfaction that comes from thinking a book sounds right up your street and finding that is indeed the case.  That happened to me with Christopher Bollen’s second novel Orient, a sophisticated murder mystery set on Long Island.  It has everything I most enjoy about contemporary American fiction and is … Continue reading