Review: The Unfortunates by Sophie McManus

The Unfortunatesby Sophie McManus is a stunningly self-assured debut that rewards its readers with a highly polished gem of a book. This contemporary novel, told over the course of one year, assumes the qualities of a novel of epic scope through its author’s skillful telling. The emotional heart of The Unfortunates is the character Iris,Continue reading “Review: The Unfortunates by Sophie McManus”

Wildwood Sketch Pad

“The beach is a place where a man can feel He’s the only soul in the world that’s real.”  – Pete Townshend I spent last week on the beach in Wildwood, NJ, a place I’ve gone for vacation since before I can remember. Even more than the beauty and fun of a week at theContinue reading “Wildwood Sketch Pad”

Lost and Found

Hot off the presses (and computer screen) comes my contemporary novel of love Lost and Found. “It was a nightmare. It had to be. What else could it be? Alan’s body was broken and bloody. The bones that hadn’t been ripped from his skeleton were snapped like twigs. Something large, machine or animal, had attackedContinue reading “Lost and Found”