Book Review: The Good Sister by Sally Hepworth

Fraternal twin sisters, Fern and Rose, look nothing alike yet they are devoted to each other. Rose takes care of Fern whose autism spectrum disorder often leads to sensory overload. The two of them have had a difficult childhood -- their mother has not always provided a stable home. They emerge mostly unscathed except for … Continue reading Book Review: The Good Sister by Sally Hepworth

Book Review: Yesterday’s Kin by Nancy Kress

In Yesterday's Kin members of the scientific community try to stop an airborne virus from harming earth's population. A ship full of aliens from World have warned Earth ten months before Earth will make contact with a virus-filled cloud. Notably, Kress wrote Yesterday's Kin in 2014 well before the current Covid crisis. While the panic … Continue reading Book Review: Yesterday’s Kin by Nancy Kress

Book Review: The Lost Apothecary by Sarah Penner

After learning that her husband has been unfaithful, Caroline goes on a trip to London by herself. Even though the trip was supposed to be an anniversary trip with her husband, Caroline goes alone and embarks on a personal quest. The novel is empowering because it features a character who wants to reshape her circumstances: … Continue reading Book Review: The Lost Apothecary by Sarah Penner