Swift Dam by Sid Gustafson

Publication Info: Published May 1, 2016 by Open Books. Kindle reviewer’s edition courtesy of the publisher. Other editions available. Summary: The worst flood in Montana’s history occurred in 1964, when the Swift Dam broke after being inundated with rain and snow. Thirty-one lives were lost, all but one on the Blackfeet Reservation. (1) Using this […]

Where the Crawdads Sing by Delia Owens

Publication Info: Published August 14, 2018 by G.P. Putnam’s Sons. I read the Kindle edition, purchased from Amazon.com Summary: When Kya is six years old, she watches her mother walk away. Most of her siblings drift away, too, unable to live any longer with their drunken, abusive father. Kya’s older brother sticks around just long […]

The Pallbearer by Jordan Farmer

Publication Info: Published November 6th 2018 by Skyhorse . Pre-pub e-book edition provided by NetGalley. Hardcover, e-book and Kindle available since publication. Summary: Jason Felts is a counselor at the Shelby Youth Correctional Facility in Lynch, West Virginia. When he was younger, he worked as a pallbearer at the local funeral home.  As someone who […]

Old Newgate Road by Keith Scribner

Publication Info: Published January 8th 2019 by Knopf Publishing Group. Pre-pub e-book edition provided by NetGalley. Other editions available since publication. Summary: Cole Callahan, a successful home restorer, travels from his home in Portland back to his hometown in East Granby, Connecticut. He’s convinced himself he is just there for five days to observe the […]

Daughter of Moloka’i by Alan Brennert

Publication Info: Published February 19th 2019 by St. Martin’s Press. E-book edition provided by NetGalley. Other editions available. Summary: In the Kapi’olani Home for Girls on O’ahu, three-year-old Ruth is a lively handful. Ruth loves animals and wants a pet of her own. But as loving as the nuns in the Catholic orphanage are, they […]