Category Archives: Harper Perennial

Review: This Is the Water by Yannick Murphy

Paperback: 352 pages Publisher: Harper Perennial (July 29, 2014) ISBN: 9780062294906 Source: Publisher In a small New England town, preparing for the next swim meet is of utmost importance. Young girls struggle to shave seconds off of their race time, squeezing into too-tight swim suits for an extra advantage. Too busy watching their daughters compete, […]

Review: The Silence of Bonaventure Arrow by Rita Leganski

Paperback: 400 pages Publisher: Harper Paperbacks; Original edition (February 26, 2013) ISBN-10: 0062113763 Source: Publisher When Bonaventure Arrow was born, he didn’t make a sound. No cries or whimpers, making the doctors believe there was something wrong with him. After running tests, they are unable to determine a cause for his muteness; he’s clearly able […]

Review: The Tell by Hester Kaplan

Paperback: 352 pages Publisher: Harper Perennial; Original edition (January 8, 2013) ISBN-10: 0062184024 Source: Publisher Mira and Owen live in Providence, Rhode Island, in Mira’s family home. Surrounded by her past, unable to get rid of any remnants of her deceased parents, causes a strain on her relationship with Owen. While on the surface they may appear wealthy they […]

Review: The Testament of Jessie Lamb by Jane Rogers

Paperback: 256 pages Publisher: Harper Perennial; Original edition (May 15, 2012) ISBN-10: 0062130803 Source: Publisher Set in the near future, terrorists have unleashed a deadly virus known as Maternal Death Syndrome (MDS ) affecting pregnant women, preventing their bodies from reacting to and fighting viral agents their body’s defenses would normally be able to combat. […]

Review-Girls Like Us: A Memoir by Rachel Lloyd

Paperback: 288 pages Publisher: Harper Perennial; Reprint edition (February 28, 2012) ISBN-10: 0061582069 Source: Publisher Rachel Lloyd, after winding up as a victim of commercial sexual exploitation as a teen, eventually breaks free of this life, striving to help other girls in a similar situation.  She forms GEMS (Girls Educational & Mentoring Services), an organization founded to provide […]

Review: The Call by Yannick Murphy

Paperback:240 pages Publisher:Harper Perennial; Original edition (August 2, 2011) ISBN-10: 0062023144 Source: Purchased David Appleton is a small-town veterinarian in a rural New England town. His family is struggling economically, people are unable to pay to have their animals treated. When a hunting accident puts his twelve-year old son in a coma, an entirely new […]

Review: The Book of Lies by Mary Horlock

Paperback:368 pages Publisher:Harper Perennial; Original edition (July 19, 2011) ISBN-10: 0062065092 Source: Publisher Fifteen year old Cat Rozier, once a star pupil, is now a murderer. She admits it to the reader within the first few pages of the book: I’m a murderer and it’s not just my fault. I can blame the Germans, and […]

Review: Stiltsville by Susanna Daniel

Paperback: 336 pages Publisher: Harper Perennial; Reprint edition (June 28, 2011)   ISBN-10: 0061963089 Source: Publisher It’s 1969.  Atlanta-native Frances Ellerby is in Miami for a college-friend’s wedding.  She meets Marse Heiger, a free-spirited Miami-native.  Marse has her eyes on the handsome  Dennis DuVals, yet within a matter of time it is Frances and Dennis that fall […]

Review: Crooked Letter, Crooked Letter by Tom Franklin

Paperback: 304 pages Publisher: Harper Perennial; Reprint edition (May 17, 2011) ISBN-10: 0060594675 Source: Publisher “M, I, crooked letter, crooked letter, I, crooked letter, crooked letter, I, humpback, humback, I”  -How southern children are taught to spell Mississippi   Twenty-five years ago, Larry Ott was out on a date with a young girl. A young […]

Review: Promise Not To Tell by Jennifer McMahon

Paperback: 250 pages Publisher: Harper Paperbacks (April 10, 2007) ISBN-10: 9780061143311 Source: Publisher   “One potato, two potato, three potato four She used to live here long ago She doesn’t anymore” Forty-one year old Kate has returned to her small Vermont hometown to tend to her mother, suffering from Alzheimer’s. The very night she arrives, […]