Welcome to the Book Review Blog Carnival!
Jim Murdoch reviews Missing by Karin Alvtegen at The Truth About Lies. After a depression and unwanted pregnancy, 18-year-old Sibylla flees her well-to-do family. She is homeless, but takes rather good care of herself for fifteen years. Then things go wrong: she is wrongly accused of murdering a businessman and while she hides from the police, three other murders follow. All of the evidence points to her as the prime suspect. How can she possibly clear her name?
JHS reviews Island Girl by Lynda Simmons at Colloquium, a fascinating look at a woman diagnosed with early Alzheimer’s disease at only fifty-five years of age and the way she deals with the news. Enter to win a copy of the book, generously provided by the author, through June 26, 2011.
JHS reviews Faith by Jennifer Haigh at Colloquium. The scandal that shook the Catholic Church to its very foundations impacts one Boston family in the most profound ways imaginable. Haigh’s sensitive exploration of the manner in which each member of a quintessential Irish-Catholic family reacts to allegations hurled by their priest son and brother is eloquent, heartbreaking, and poignant. Enter to win a copy, graciously provided by the author, through June 22, 2011.
Hannah Eason reviews I Am Charlotte Simmons and The Bonfire of the Vanities, both by Tom Wolfe at Lock, Stock and Barrel Book Reviews. Hannah focuses on the parallels between th two novels. (Be forewarned: Major plot points, up to and including the endings, are discussed.)
Read Aloud Dad reviews Phenomenal Picture Books: Scaredy Squirrel by Melanie Watt at Read Aloud Dad. Scaredy Squirrel insists that everyone wash their hands with antibacterial soap before reading this book.
Read Aloud Dad reviews Terrific Treasuries: James Herriot‘s Treasury for Children at Read Aloud Dad. Have you ever heard of someone being truly afraid of reviewing a children’s book? For the first time, Read Aloud Dad is on the verge of a panic attack.
Lynnette Phillips reviews Lost in Shangri-La by Mitchell Zuchoff posted at Lynnette’s Book World, a nonfiction account of a plane crash in the last days of World War II that contains with all of the elements of a fiction adventure thriller. Author Mitchell Zuckoff has the spirited talent to paint the vivid scenes needed to seize your attention and not let go.
Elizabeth Harrin reviews 101 Project Management Problems and How to Solve Them by Tom Kendrick at A Girl’s Guide to Project Management.
Zohar reviews Unbelievable Adventures of a WW II German War Bride by Ingeborg M. Johnston at Man of la Book.
Jennifer Miner reviews Navajo Painter Quincy Tahoma — Interview with Book Authors at The Vacation Gals, an interview with the authors about the research required to write such a biography.”