Category: The Constant Reader

Jodi Picoult’s New Novel Sparks Self-Examination

Jodi Picoult's "A Spark of Light"

Like nearly all of the Jodi Picoult books I have read, her latest, A Spark of Light, engaged me with its story and characters. And as in her more recent novels that have tackled contemporary controversial subjects, this one compelled…

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George Pelecanos' The Man Who Came Uptown

George Pelecanos’ ‘The Man Who Came Uptown’— An Homage to the Power of Literature George Pelecanos is The Man—in the awesome sense of the word. The uber-talented crime writer has demonstrated his excellence in some 20 previous best-selling novels as…

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Daniel SIlva's The Other Woman

Ripped From the Headlines: Daniel Silva’s “The Other Woman” Every summer, I look forward to reading the latest novel about Israeli super spy—and master art restorer—Gabriel Allon. As in the case of its 17 predecessors, D.C.-based author Daniel Silva’s 2018…

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Armchair Traveler: Latest Entries in Crime Series Offer Summer Intrigue I’m a lifelong voracious reader, particularly of contemporary fiction. Typically, I read with my morning coffee, before sleep—and when involved in a particularly wonderful book, any time I can steal…