Carnegie’s Maid by Marie Benedict

Carnegie’s Maid by Marie Benedict

  Marie Benedict creates an unlikely yet believable love story that provides what she imagines could be the explanation for Andrew Carnegie’s transformation from ruthless industrialist to generous philanthropist.  The tale is told from the point of view of Clara Kelley, a poor farmer’s daughter who has immigrated from Ireland to America in hopes ofRead more about Carnegie’s Maid by Marie Benedict[…]

Fen by Daisy Johnson

Fen by Daisy Johnson

Fen, a debut short story collection by Daisy Johnson, is captivating. While the characters and stories are not formally connected, meaning the characters from one story don’t know the characters from another, they are all set in the marshy Fenland region of eastern England. The local pub, the Fox and Hound, is visited by charactersRead more about Fen by Daisy Johnson[…]

Exes by Max Winter

Exes by Max Winter

Exes is a debut novel told in inter-connected stories all (mostly) set in Providence, RI. The first story introduces us to Clay Blackall, a man who is emotionally lost and directionless, seemingly unable to cope with the death of his brother. Each story has a new narrator, but in between these stories are sections thatRead more about Exes by Max Winter[…]