• Guest Post

    Head Over Heart Blog Tour: The Great Equaliser by Colette Victor

    Today on the blog I have Colette Victor, As part of the blog tour or her new novel Head Over Heart she is writing about her experiences and how they shaped her and her novel.  Working in a poor community I’ve been working as a community worker in an underprivileged ex-mining community in Belgium for ten years. We have a lot of migrants living here (I’m a migrant myself, I come from South Africa.) First, second, third, even fourth generation migrants who came here well over fifty years ago to work in the coal mines. Polish people, Greeks, Italians, Turkish people and Moroccans. At the same time, there are also…

  • Book Review,  Reviews

    The Feathered Man – Jeremy De Quidt

    “The window of Kusselmann’s shop was full of teeth. They were laid out in neat rows along polished ebony shelves, and piled into small mounds in blue and white porcelain bowls the size of your hand.  Teeth.  Hundreds of teeth. And that was just the window. If you were to go inside, you would find even more laid out on cloth lined trays along the counter and in glass-fronted cabinets along the walls.” In a German town many years ago a teeth puller is called to a lodging house. Two of its boarders have died and its time to get some money for their teeth. What the lady who owns…

  • Book Review,  Reviews

    Amity & Sorrow – Peggy Riley

    “Amity watches what looks like the sun. An orange ball spins, high above her on a pole, turning in a hot, white sky. It makes her think of home and the temple; it makes her feel it is she who is spinning, turning about in a room filled with women, their arms upraised, their skirts belling out like moons. She thinks how the moon will go blood red and the sun turn black at the end of the world.” Two sisters. One mother. One father. Fifty other wives.  When a suspicious fire rages through their land Amaranth grabs her two daughters and flies. Fearing her husband or one of the…

  • Book Review,  Reviews

    How To Love – Katie Cotugno

    “I’ve been looking for Sawyer for half a lifetime when I find him standing in front of the Slurpee machine at the 7-eleven on Federal Highway, gazing through the window at the frozen, neon-bright churning like he’s expecting the mysteries of the universe to be revealed to him from inside.  Come to think of it, maybe he is.  I stop. I stare. I need gum and a soda and a box of animal crackers for Hannah, but already I known I’m going to be walking out of this place empty-handed.” Reena was a good girl, on track to get out of her small town a year early and go to…