‘Still Missing’ by Beth Gutcheon – Book Review

Blurb from Goodreads Alex Selky, going on seven, kissed his mother goodbye and set off for school, a mere two blocks away. He never made it. Desperate to find him, his mother begins a vigil that lasts for days, then weeks, then months. She is treated first as a tragic figure, then as a grief-crazed … Continue reading ‘Still Missing’ by Beth Gutcheon – Book Review

‘To Bed with Grand Music’ by Marghanita Laski – Book Review

Blurb from Goodreads To Bed with Grand Music is about sex in wartime. On the first page (a scene as compelling in its way as the five conception scenes at the beginning of Manja) Deborah and her husband are saying goodbye to each other before he is posted overseas. They swear undying loyalty, well, undying … Continue reading ‘To Bed with Grand Music’ by Marghanita Laski – Book Review