The Starless Sea, By Erin Morgenstern

Summary When Zachary Ezra Rawlings was young he encountered a door painted on the wall of the alley behind his mother’s store in New Orleans, but didn’t open it. Years later, he finds a book, in the basement of the university’s library, containing that story, his story, in detail, right down to his shoe laces. … Continue reading The Starless Sea, By Erin Morgenstern

The Legend Of Sleep Hollow, By Washington Irving

Original pen and Ink drawing of the Headless Horseman

SummaryThe Legend of Sleepy Hollow, takes place in a quiet little village just north of Tarry Town, New York, called Sleepy Hollow in 1790. A place, that has been long inhabited by Dutch settlers, who reportedly have a reputation for deep roots and unlike their American or even British neighbors do not suffer the same … Continue reading The Legend Of Sleep Hollow, By Washington Irving

The Hawley Book of the Dead, By Chrysler Szarlan

Synopses As a world famous illusionist alongside her husband Jeremy in Las Vegas with three young girls, and the gift of real magic it would seem as if Revelation “Reve” Dyer has a nearly perfect life. However, everything changes on the night she shoots and kills her husband on stage. As a suspect in his … Continue reading The Hawley Book of the Dead, By Chrysler Szarlan

The Portable Dorothy Parker

I have wanted to meet Mrs. Parker since the very first time I was introduced to her work. A friend of mine was reading the Portable Dorothy Parker for a book club and said she thought I might enjoy it. As evidence she had me read Resumé. Resumé Razors pain you; Rivers are damp; Acids … Continue reading The Portable Dorothy Parker

Mr. Penumbra’s 24 Hour Book Store, by Robin Sloan

Synopsis  When Clay Jannon looses his design/marketing  job at NewBagel in San Francisco he begins a quest to find a job. Armed with an Art School Degree and no real world experience, he scours the city both virtually, and physically for a job with little luck, until one afternoon, when he happens upon a help … Continue reading Mr. Penumbra’s 24 Hour Book Store, by Robin Sloan