The Strange Fascinations of Noah Hypnotik by David Arnold – New Title Tuesday

This week's New Title Tuesday pick, The Strange Fascinations of Noah Hypnotik, by David Arnold is a creative take on friendships and a teenager's simultaneous need to change and a desire for things to stay the same. Publisher's Summary - No matter how organized I get my room, my records, my books, no matter how … Continue reading The Strange Fascinations of Noah Hypnotik by David Arnold – New Title Tuesday

Tomb of the Unknown Racist by Blanche McCrary Boyd – New Title Tuesday

This week's New Title Tuesday pick, Tomb of the Unknown Racist by Blanche Boyd, does not linger long on description or dialogue.  Nonetheless, the author paints finely detailed and emotionally propulsive scenes that reflect the dizzying contradictions circling the protagonist, Ellen Burns.  Boyd’s first novel in twenty years continues the story of her compelling and edgy … Continue reading Tomb of the Unknown Racist by Blanche McCrary Boyd – New Title Tuesday

The Rules of Magic by Alice Hoffman, New Title Tuesday

Initially, I was hesitant to read Alice Hoffman's The Rules of Magic.  I'd been so captivated by Practical Magic that I was afraid its prequel would be disappointing - a logical assumption given I was nearly 20 years younger and considerably more easily enchanted when I first read Practical Magic.  Needless to say, Hoffman, the author of at over … Continue reading The Rules of Magic by Alice Hoffman, New Title Tuesday