#PreFridayReads: Everyone Knows You Go Home by Natalia Sylvester

Recommended by Amy Sue Nathan Everyone Knows You Go Home by Natalia Sylvester is a family drama that’s timeless as much as it is timely. Beautifully written and artfully crafted, the multiple points of view are clear, not confusing at all (which happens, you know it...

#PreFriday Reads: The Prisoner in the Castle by Susan Elia McNeal

by Sally Koslow Even if The Prisoner in the Castle, set in a storied and remote island off the western coast of Scotland, were executed in a pedestrian style, the plot would carry this book. Luckily for readers, however, without over-writing, the author brings...

#PreFridayReads: UPTOWN THIEF by Aya de León

Review by Katie Rose Guest Pryal A glitzy Robin-Hood tale with a complex heroine you can’t help but love. Aya de León’s UPTOWN THIEF (Book 1 of the Justice Hustlers series) features Marisol Rivera, who runs a health clinic and shelter for sex workers in...

#PreFridayReads: The Girls by Emma Cline

Recommended by Jacqueline Sheehan Five writers gathered at my house to welcome a writing buddy who now lives in Asheville. We see her once a year to share writing news and stay in touch. The question always comes up: What are you reading these days? Someone said, The...

#PreFridayReads: All the Ugly and Wonderful Things by Bryn Greenwood

by Kathryn Craft My very favorite novels allow me to crawl inside the perspective of a character who allows me to see the world in a different way. I love exploring themes that would make most people twitch—in fact, with body image and suicide, I’ve done so with my...

#PreFridayReads: Love and Ruin by Paula McLain

by Patti Callahan Henry Love and Ruin by Paula McLain is exactly what we are looking for when we are looking for fiery women in historical fiction. Her story of Marsha Gellhorn, Hemningway’s third wife, a fierce and brilliant journalist, is both illuminating and a...