Season of the witch
Season of the witch

Season of the witch

By Natasha Mostert

Reviewed on: September 26, 2011 | Category: Adults

Gabriel Blackstone makes an excellent living stealing other people’s secrets. When a former lover asks him to look into the disappearance of her stepson, Gabriel’s investigations lead him to a rambling Victorian home where time seems to stand still. Gabriel becomes increasingly bewitched by the house, and by its owners, the beautiful, enigmatic Morrighan and Minnaloushe Monk.

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Sins of the mother
Sins of the mother

Sins of the mother

By Victoria Christopher Murray

Reviewed on: August 12, 2011 | Categories: Adults, African American

Jasmine Larson Bush is finally living a drama-free life. She’s left her stripper days behind and is standing by her husband’s side as the first lady of one of the largest churches in New York City. But just when Jasmine has committed her life completely to God, her daughter Jacqueline is kidnapped. The police and the church community join in the frantic search to find the 4 year old.

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Island Life
Island Life

Island Life: Inspirational interiors

By India Hicks and David Flint Wood

Reviewed on: August 12, 2011 | Categories: Adults, Caribbean, Interior decoration

The very idea of life on a desert island appeals in one form or another to popular fantasy: the sea, the sky, the sand, the escape-from-it-all. Imagine the vibrant hibiscus and palm trees; languid cocktails taken on the verandah; the intense color and the sounds of the sea. India and David have redecorated houses and hotels, creatively mixed old with new, dark with light, East with West,

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The house of discarded dreams
The house of discarded dreams

The house of discarded dreams

By Ekaterina Sedia

Reviewed on: August 12, 2011 | Categories: Adults, Science fiction

A young college student, Vimbai, moves into a dilapidated house in the dunes and discovers that one of her new roommates has a pocket universe instead of hair, there’s a psychic energy baby living in the telephone wires, and her dead Zimbabwean grandmother is now doing dishes in the kitchen. Strange things start moving under the porch, as the house continues to grow and mutate, and creatures from African urban legends all but take over.

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