Book Review: The Cat Who Saved Books

The Cat Who Saved Booksby Sōsuke Natsukawa, translated from the Japanese by Louise Heal KawaiFantasy208 pagesOriginally published in 2017Expected US publication date: December 7, 2021 After the unexpected death of his beloved and bookish grandfather, unassuming high school student Rintaro Natsuke is preparing to close the doors of the secondhand bookshop his grandfather ran for … Continue reading Book Review: The Cat Who Saved Books

Book Review: Observations by Gaslight

Observations by Gaslight: Stories from the World of Sherlock HolmesLyndsay FayeMystery/Historical Fiction295 pagesExpected publication: December 7, 2021, by Penzler Publishers The first Sherlock Holmes pastiche stories were published before Sir Arthur Conan Doyle wrote his last story about the famed detective, and the trend isn't likely to end any time soon. Observations by Gaslight is … Continue reading Book Review: Observations by Gaslight

Book Review: Around the World in 80 Books

Around the World in 80 Books by David DamroschNonfiction432 pagesPublished: November 16, 2021 by Penguin Publishing Group In January 2020, David Damrosch was developing a plan. He was going to follow in the footsteps of Jules Verne's legendary hero, Phileas Fogg, and travel around the world and in so doing, reflect on the books he … Continue reading Book Review: Around the World in 80 Books

Book Review: My Letters to Conceição

My Letters to Conceiçãoby Jorge Molina del CallejoFiction/FabulismPublished in October, 2021 by Incorgnito Press During a business trip to Cambodia, a man is given a package of letters by a mysterious woman. The letters prove to be unmailed letters written by a thirty-something American man named Vasco to his lost love, Conceição. The return addresses … Continue reading Book Review: My Letters to Conceição