Book Reviews

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A Field Guide to Color: Watercolor Explorations in Hues, Tints, Shades, and Everything in Between by Lisa Solomon
A Field Guide to Color: Watercolor Explorations in Hues, Tints, Shades, and Everything in Between by Lisa Solomon
Play with paint, get creative with color, and discover your personal palette--a joyful, interactive workbook... Read more.
The Floating Feldmans by Elyssa Friedland
Adrift together on the open seas, the Feldmans will each face the truths they’ve been ignoring–and learn that the people Read more.
The Most Fun We Ever Had by Claire Lombardo
A dazzling, multigenerational novel in which the four adult daughters of a Chicago couple--still madly in love after forty years--recklessly Read more.
Ellie and the Harpmaker by Hazel Prior
In the rolling hills of beautiful Exmoor, there’s a barn... Read more.
Little Free Libraries and Tiny Sheds: 12 Miniature Structures You Can Build to Enhance Your Yard or Neighborhood by Philip
Little Free Libraries and Tiny Sheds is one tool on the road to helping you build community in your neighborhood. Read more.
Midnight at the Blackbird Café by Heather Webber © 2019 ericarobbin.com | All rights reserved.
Midnight at the Blackbird Café by Heather Webber
Heather Webber's Midnight at the Blackbird Cafe is a captivating blend of magical realism, heartwarming romance, and small-town Southern charm. Read more.
Appeasement: Chamberlain, Hitler, Churchill, and the Road to War by Tim Bouverie © 2019 ericarobbin.com | All rights reserved.
Appeasement: Chamberlain, Hitler, Churchill, and the Road to War by Tim Bouverie
A gripping new history of the British appeasement of the Third Reich on the eve of World War II. Read more.
Natalie Tan's Book of Luck and Fortune by Roselle Lim © 2018 ericarobbin.com | All rights reserved.
Natalie Tan’s Book of Luck and Fortune by Roselle Lim
Lush and visual, chock-full of delicious recipes, Roselle Lim's magical debut novel is about food, heritage, and finding family in Read more.
A History of Cadbury by Diane Wordsworth © 2019 ericarobbin.com | All rights reserved.
A History of Cadbury by Diane Wordsworth
In 2024, Cadbury's will be celebrating 200 years of the first store opening. This is the story of how the Read more.
Furious Hours: Murder, Fraud, and the Last Trial of Harper Lee by Casey Cep © 2019 ericarobbin.com | All rights reserved.
Furious Hours: Murder, Fraud, and the Last Trial of Harper Lee by Casey Cep
The stunning story of an Alabama serial killer and the true-crime book that Harper Lee worked on obsessively in the Read more.
The Paragon Hotel by Lyndsay Faye © 2019 ericarobbin.com | All rights reserved.
The Paragon Hotel by Lyndsay Faye
The year is 1921, and “Nobody” Alice James is on a cross-country train... Read more.
All I Want for Christmas is a Cowboy by Jessica Clare © 2019 ericarobbin.com | All rights reserved.
All I Want for Christmas is a Cowboy by Jessica Clare
Christmas arrives early when a fateful encounter leads two strangers to unexpected love in this holiday romance. Read more.

Book Clubs

The House of the Spirits by Isabel Allende © 2019 ericarobbin.com | All rights reserved.
The House of the Spirits by Isabel Allende
In one of the most important and beloved Latin American works of In one of the most important and beloved Read more.
Columbine by Dave Cullen © 2019 ericarobbin.com | All rights reserved.
Columbine by Dave Cullen
Columbine is an examination of the Columbine High School massacre. Read more.
We Crossed a Bridge and It Trembled: Voices from Syria by Wendy Pearlman © 2019 ericarobbin.com | All rights reserved.
We Crossed a Bridge and It Trembled: Voices from Syria by Wendy Pearlman
Wartime testimonies and poetic fragments from a cross-section of Syrians whose lives have been transformed by revolution, war, and flight. Read more.
The Republic by Plato © 2019 ericarobbin.com | All rights reserved.
The Republic by Plato
Presented in the form of a dialogue between Socrates and three different interlocutors... Read more.
Rebecca by Daphne du Maurier © 2019 ericarobbin.com | All rights reserved.
Rebecca by Daphne du Maurier
Last night I dreamt I went to Manderley again... Read more.
If You Come Softly by Jacqueline Woodson © 2019 ericarobbin.com | All rights reserved.
If You Come Softly by Jacqueline Woodson
Both Elisha (Ellie) and Jeremiah (Miah) attend Percy Academy, a private school where neither quite fits in... Read more.
The Woman in the Dunes by Kōbō Abe © 2019 ericarobbin.com | All rights reserved.
The Woman in the Dunes by Kōbō Abe
The Woman in the Dunes, by celebrated writer and thinker Kobo Abe, combines the essence of myth, suspense and the Read more.
Bless Me, Ultima by Rudolfo Anaya © 2019 ericarobbin.com | All rights reserved.
Bless Me, Ultima by Rudolfo Anaya
Antonio Marez is six years old when Ultima enters his life. She is a curandera, one who heals with herbs Read more.
The Color Purple by Alice Walker © 2019 ericarobbin.com | All rights reserved.
The Color Purple by Alice Walker
Set in the deep American South between the wars, it is the tale of Celie, a young black girl born Read more.
The Giver by Lois Lowry
The Giver by Lois Lowry
Twelve-year-old Jonas lives in a seemingly ideal world. Not until he is given his life assignment as the Receiver does Read more.
An Absolutely Remarkable Thing by Hank Green © 2018 ericarobbin.com | All rights reserved.
An Absolutely Remarkable Thing by Hank Green
A sweeping, cinematic tale about a young woman who becomes an overnight celebrity before realizing she's part of something... Read more.
The White Queen by Philippa Gregory © 2019 ericarobbin.com | All rights reserved.
The Red Queen by Philippa Gregory
A shadowy and mysterious character in the first book, but who now takes centre stage in the bitter struggle of Read more.

All Books

A Field Guide to Color: Watercolor Explorations in Hues, Tints, Shades, and Everything in Between by Lisa Solomon
A Field Guide to Color: Watercolor Explorations in Hues, Tints, Shades, and Everything in Between by Lisa Solomon
Play with paint, get creative with color, and discover your personal palette--a joyful, interactive workbook... Read more.
The Floating Feldmans by Elyssa Friedland
Adrift together on the open seas, the Feldmans will each face the truths they’ve been ignoring–and learn that the people Read more.
The Most Fun We Ever Had by Claire Lombardo
A dazzling, multigenerational novel in which the four adult daughters of a Chicago couple--still madly in love after forty years--recklessly Read more.
At The Zoo by Clever Publishing
With panoramic illustrations on each spread and appealing recurring characters, our classic Look & Find format is now available to Read more.
Ellie and the Harpmaker by Hazel Prior
In the rolling hills of beautiful Exmoor, there’s a barn... Read more.
Little Free Libraries and Tiny Sheds: 12 Miniature Structures You Can Build to Enhance Your Yard or Neighborhood by Philip
Little Free Libraries and Tiny Sheds is one tool on the road to helping you build community in your neighborhood. Read more.
The Way of Kings by Brandon Sanderson
From #1 New York Times bestselling author Brandon Sanderson, The Way of Kings, Book One of the Stormlight Archive begins Read more.
The Dispossessed by Ursula K. Le Guin
Shevek must make the unprecedented journey to the utopian mother planet, Urras, to challenge the complex structures of life and Read more.
Midnight at the Blackbird Café by Heather Webber © 2019 ericarobbin.com | All rights reserved.
Midnight at the Blackbird Café by Heather Webber
Heather Webber's Midnight at the Blackbird Cafe is a captivating blend of magical realism, heartwarming romance, and small-town Southern charm. Read more.
Appeasement: Chamberlain, Hitler, Churchill, and the Road to War by Tim Bouverie © 2019 ericarobbin.com | All rights reserved.
Appeasement: Chamberlain, Hitler, Churchill, and the Road to War by Tim Bouverie
A gripping new history of the British appeasement of the Third Reich on the eve of World War II. Read more.
Martha Stewart's Wedding Cakes © 2019 ericarobbin.com | All rights reserved.
Martha Stewart’s Wedding Cakes by Martha Stewart, Wendy Kromer
This book is a must have for every baker's kitchen library! Read more.