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The White Angel

by Karen Mulvahill

A Scottish nanny is shot and dies in the home of her wealthy employers, initiating the scandal that inspired John MacLachlan Gray’s novel "The White Angel". It takes a sweeping view of life in Vancouver in 1924. Labor unrest, enormous... Read More

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Women in Love

by Karen Mulvahill

When narrated by Slack, Lawrence’s philosophical conundrums are easier to follow. Sisters Ursula and Gudrun Brangwen struggle to balance independence, love, and marriage at the start of the twentieth century, in D. H. Lawrence’s... Read More

Book Review

Fever Tree

by Karen Mulvahill

This resonant novel explores the intersections of truth and fiction. "Fever Tree", by Tim Applegate, takes its name from a band that, to people of a certain age, evoked the promises and disappointments of the late ’60s and early... Read More

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A Well-Made Bed

by Karen Mulvahill

In this compelling story, the characters change, and some grow, through choice and consequence. In "A Well-Made Bed", coauthors Abby Frucht and Laurie Alberts use strong and complex characters and an almost campy plot device to explore... Read More

Book Review

Take Fountain

by Karen Mulvahill

Hollywood’s strivers take a skewering in this noir-ish satire. Beneath the glib Hollywood-insider banter captured on a podcast interview lurks a dark, satirical tale of bad luck, betrayal, and murder in Adam Novak’s book, "Take... Read More

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Tequila Sunset

by Karen Mulvahill

The Texas-Mexico border makes for a thrilling, violent setting for this gritty novel of drug cartels, police dedication, and family. If you live in the American Southwest, newspapers assault you with drug-war statistics. In other parts... Read More

Book Review

A Fairy Tale

by Karen Mulvahill

A search for identity through storytelling and an adoption of parental values bring an air of universality to the story of this young narrator. In a mash-up of film noir, fairy tale, and bildungsroman, Danish author Jonas T.... Read More

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Cold Tuscan Stone

by Karen Mulvahill

The constant presence of the past adds intrigue to this part travelogue, part detective novel, set in Italy. Posing as an American buyer of antiquities to help the Italian police bust a ring of thieves, translator Rick Montoya finds... Read More

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